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Taco Truck Robber Turns Himself In

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Recently, a string of taco truck robberies held at gunpoint have left many truck operators feeling shaky, but reluctant to report the crimes. At least 22 robberies took place over the last two months in East Los Angeles, but "some vendors have been reluctant to report them for fear of retaliation from the perpetrators and possible immigration problems from authorities. As a result, detectives believe there may be more unreported robberies," explains LA Now. The LA County Sheriffs believed 21-year-old Nery Perez was responsible, and two days ago announced they were looking for him as their prime suspect. Yesterday, Perez "walked into a sheriff's station with several relatives," turning himself in for the crimes, according to cbs2.com. Perez and four others are suspected to have been "committing at least two to three robberies a day," and the LASD estimate the "total losses at $7,000."