Sheriff’s Dept. Asks for Help After Armed Robbery in East Los Angeles

The 200 block of South Atlantic Boulevard in East Los Angeles is shown in a Google Maps image.

The 200 block of South Atlantic Boulevard in East Los Angeles is shown in a Google Maps image.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in the case of an armed robbery that was reported early Friday at an East Los Angeles gas station.

Three suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and took his wallet, cellphones and jewelry about 4:20 a.m., according to Lt. Ed Alvarez of the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station. The crime was called in from a gas station in the 200 block of South Atlantic Boulevard.

The suspects fled in a car southbound on South Atlantic, Alvarez said.

Deputies saw one suspect exit the vehicle at Union Pacific Avenue and South Atlantic Boulevard. The car continued on, and was involved in a collision as it merged onto the 5 Freeway from the Woods Avenue on-ramp, Alvarez said. The suspects then fled in different directions.

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Correction: An earlier version of this article said two people were robbed near Citadel outlets in Commerce. Actually, one person reported a robbery from an East Los Angeles gas station several miles away from the outlets. Also, an earlier version of this article featured a photo of the outlets. The photo has been removed.