2 Overnight Robberies in Hollywood: Guns, Demands, and Injuries
Two robberies at gunpoint took place late last night in Hollywood, resulting in injuries to the victims.
The first incident, which was reported at 1:44 a.m. was a home invasion in an apartment at 1750 Wilcox Avenue. According to the Daily News, the victim "was standing in front of his apartment building when two men walked up, pointed a gun at him and demanded to be brought to his apartment." The tenant led the robbers to his unit, where the man had been hanging out with some friends and his roommates. They were ordered to the ground while the thieves looked through their belongings and then left with approximately $1,500 worth of "computer equipment, cell phones, music equipment and credit cards." The man who had been initially approached by the thieves was pistol-whipped during the course of the robbery.
Just a few minutes later at around 2:00 a.m., near North La Brea Avenue and West Sunset Boulevard, a man standing outside his vehicle at the side of the road was asked to give all his money the passenger of an SUV that had driven up next to him. When the man told the robber he had no cash on him, "the assailant shot him in the leg before the SUV sped off," reports cbs2.com. The victim, who had been helping out the passenger in his vehicle who was reportedly not feeling well, was hospitalized for his injuries.