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Two Women On Month-Long Stickup Spree in the Valley

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LAPD detectives in the San Fernando Valley have an unusual series of convenience store holdups on their hands. Eleven late night robberies have occurred in the past month from North Hollywood to San Fernando, with two women as the gun-wielding perps.

The Daily News reports that the pair's m.o. is to hit 7-11 stores between midnight and 4 a.m. They don hooded sweatshirts, and while one stands watch at the door the other holds the cashier at gunpoint and orders them to give her the money. Once the bucks are handed over the women demand that the employees get down on the ground and then they leave. According to the Daily News, "they have so far never made off with more than $250." A detective speaks to the unusual nature of this duo's month-long spree:

"It's not our standard cases we handle," said LAPD detective Steve Kolman. "It's a rarity to see two females as primary suspects in aggressive armed robberies."

The two suspects are described as follows: The lookout is a 5-foot-6, 135-pound black female aged 20-30, and the gun holder a 5-foot-1, 120-pound white or Latina woman aged 25-35.Feel free to draw your own cinematic comparisons, or make PMS-related quips.
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