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5 Robberies Reported in North Village

Local police released information about the incidents.

Police are reporting a recent string of robberies of UCLA students in the North Village by two armed men.

Five robberies occurred in the North Village between April 4 and May 11, according to an alert from the West Los Angeles Police Department. All of the crimes took place between 10:45 p.m. and 3:15 a.m. near the intersections of Ophir Drive and Veteran Avenue, and Midvale and Levering Avenues, according to Lt. Mark Littlestone of the University of California Police Department.

Two suspects have approached the students, shown their handguns and have fled in a dark car with the students' purses and electronics.

The two suspects carried handguns and are described as black males between 24-32 years old, about six feet tall. Both were wearing hooded sweatshirts, according to an alert from LAPD.

Anyone knowing more about the crimes was urged to call the UCPD at (310) 825-1491, or the LAPD West Los Angeles Station, (310) 444-0701.

This article was compiled with information from City News Service.


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