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LAPD seeks 2 men wanted in string of robberies in Fairfax area

February 9, 2012 |  9:14 pm

Recent crimes reported in Fairfax
Los Angeles police Thursday night warned people in the Fairfax neighborhood to be on the lookout for two men who committed a string of street robberies in area.

At least seven robberies occurred within a two-hour period Wednesday night near Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department officials told The Times.

People in the area should walk in pairs at night, stay in well lit areas and be vigilant, the LAPD said.

The two men walked up to victims and demanded cash, cellphones, wallets and other items, the LAPD said.

"No weapons were seen," police said in a statement, "but the suspects used fear and the threat of a gun to commit the robberies."

The men are described as African Americans in their 20s, the LAPD said. They are 5-feet-8 to 6 feet tall and weigh 150 to 190 pounds.

The men may be driving a 1990s tan Oldsmobile sedan with a partial California license plate of "432."

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 473-0514 or (213) 922-8205.

For information on crimes in the area, see the The Times' Mapping L.A. database.


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Map shows recent crimes reported in the Fairfax area. Source: Times' Mapping L.A.