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Published on April 18, 2024
LAPD in Pursuit of Armed Trio Suspected in Series of Taser Robberies Across Los Angeles Retail StoresSource: Google Street View

Shocking taser robberies are gripping Los Angeles retail outlets as the LAPD scrambles to put the clampdown on an armed trio accused of sparking terror while they snatch goods. In a spree of electric thievery, these suspects are not afraid to shock employees who try to get in their way. The LAPD shared details of the incidents on their official website, attempting to embrace the community in their search for the outstanding perpetrators.

The first incident, which unfolded on the afternoon of April 5, 2024, saw a trio consisting of one male and two females brazenly attempt to boldly walk out of a store located on South Main Street with unpaid merchandise. When store employees confronted the trio, the male suspect flashed a taser to threaten the employees, successfully making off with the stolen items. Quick collaboration between Loss Prevention and officers led to the arrest of 35-year-old Antwaun Pollard, while his accomplices managed to dodge capture. According to the LAPD Newsroom, Pollard's bail has been set at $100,000.

Just days later, the lawlessness continued when two female suspects, believed to be part of the same crew, struck again. This time on South Central Avenue, the duo selected merchandise and was confronted by employees as they tried to leave the store. One suspect brandished a Taser while escaping, and both remain at large with their identities and the taser unaccounted for. The LAPD has released a description of the suspects, urging the public to step forward with any information.

The police believe that these crimes are part of a pattern and that there might be more victims out there who have yet to come forward. Detectives are keen to track down and to interview anyone with knowledge of the trio's escapades. The LAPD has released Pollard’s photograph in hopes that it will help identify the women and prevent future incidents. Those with information are encouraged to contact the Newton Robbery Detectives or the LA Regional Crime Stoppers, disclosed the LAPD Newsroom.

Los Angeles communities are on edge as the search continues for the suspects, who seem to demonstrate a troubling disregard for the safety and property of local businesses and their employees. The LAPD appeals to anyone with information about these or additional crimes to come forward and help bring these suspects to justice, ensuring the safety and serenity of our retail spaces once more.