Los Angeles police have arrested two male suspects who allegedly robbed an IHOP restaurant at gunpoint in Venice April 13th.
Acting on a tip generated from a press release, police said they arrested the suspects, one adult and one juvenile, Monday, April 26th. The suspects, who are both from South Central Los Angeles, were booked in connection with the April 13th robbery at IHOP, 4070 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, LAPD Pacific detectives said.
The incident occurred at about 5:25 a.m. when one of the suspects carrying a chrome handgun allegedly confronted a female cashier, threatened to shoot her and demanded money, police said. After the suspect ordered the clerk to get the register key, the pair walked back to the cash register, opened it and removed cash from the drawer, police alleged.
The suspected gunman then allegedly demanded money from the cashier, who handed over her money and cell phone.
The pair then fled the restaurant on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim’s property, police said. The suspects’ images were captured on video surveillance.
Police said they are investigating whether the suspects are wanted in connection with other robberies.