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Video captures robbery of Koreatown food truck

January 6, 2011 |  7:24 am

 

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the robberies of two food trucks in Koreatown, one of which was caught on tape.

The incidents occurred Dec. 29, when police were called to the 3200 block of 8th Street at about 10:30 p.m.

"One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victims and took their wallets while the other suspect entered the food truck and attempted to rob the employee inside, also using a handgun. Afterward, the suspects ran away from the scene," the LAPD said in a statement. "About 20 minutes later, the same suspects approached another food vending truck in the 4000 block of 3rd Street and robbed the truck employee using the handguns. The two men ran from the scene on foot."

Food truck vendors interviewed by KTLA News said they are concerned about being vulnerable to robberies -- especially at night. Some have added multiple cameras to their trucks as protection.

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