UPDATE Friday, April 6, 2012: Three men were arrested on Thursday suspected of robbing teens of a cellphone. The robberies allegedly occurred in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. The men were arrested in the Vons Market parking lot in the 3200 block of Foothill Boulevard.
In January similar robberies occurred. At that time Sgt. Ray Harley reminded students, and residents, to be aware of their surroundings.
On January 14, three people were robbed of cellphones in three separate incidents. In one a woman was jogging on the Crescenta Valley High School track when she was approached by a man who asked if he could use her phone. She handed it to him and he fled the area. Two other victims, students, were robbed on Jan. 12 when they were walking home from Rosemont Middle School. One occured at La Crescenta Avenue and El Caminito, when a man grabbed the cellphone of a 12-year-old girl as she was walking with a friend. The second incident happened a short while later when a 12-year-old boy was walking south on Rosemont Avenue near Mayfield Avenue. The suspect came up behind the student and grabbed his iPhone cellphone. The Rosemont student attempted to hold onto the phone but the suspect ripped it from his hands and fled.
In those incidents Sgt. Ray Harley, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from Crescent Valley Station, reminded students to take precautions while walking home from school.
“They should not walk alone. Try to walk with as many friends as possible,” he said . The more the better.”
Thursday April 5, 2012: Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies are in the process of investigating a robbery that occurred on the sidewalk in the area of Pennsylvania avenue and Foothill boulevard around 4:17 p.m. today, according to Sgt. Debra Herman.
Anyone in the area is asked to be cautious due to the investigation. Suspects have been detained.
The robbery did not occur inside the Bank of America.