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Police Investigate K-Town Food Truck Armed Robberies

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A pair of suspects held up two food trucks parked in Koreatown, and one of the armed robberies was caught on tape, according to LA Now. The robbers, who appeared jumpy and are thought to be unprofessional, carried out one of the December 29th robberies by having one suspect point a handgun at a truck worker through the order window and removing the tip jar, while the second suspect entered the truck from the side and used a handgun to threaten and rob the employee inside.

The first food truck robbery the duo are thought to be behind happened on the 3200 block of 8th Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. and the second about 20 minutes later in the 4000 block of 3rd Street. The pair also mugged two pedestrians that evening, according to a KTLA news segment.

Food truck operators have increased concerns "about being vulnerable to robberies -- especially at night," and some have opted to up their video surveillance on their trucks to protect themselves.