$15,000 Reward Offered as 2 Men Sought in String of Cell Phone Store Robberies Around L.A.

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Los Angeles police asked for help Wednesday in their search for two men caught on surveillance video robbing multiple cell phone businesses.

The men are believed to have robbed 14 stores since July 16, police said. At least 12 of the robberies occurred in central or south Los Angeles.

The men typically walk into a cell phone business, such as Metro PCS, threaten employees with a handgun and demand money, according to police.

"He came in as if he were a customer," one employee told KTLA off-camera. "So he's like 'oh, um where are your S7s?' So I pointed towards them and I'm like 'oh they're right there,' and he turns around and almost immediately points the gun at us. And he's like 'oh, I'll take all of them.'"

On a few occasions the men allegedly demanded cell phones or used a taser during the robberies.

"I just wanted to get home to my family," said the employee, who is also a father to two children. "My daughter's like 'hey, you know what, I don't care if we live under a bridge just don't go back to work.' That breaks my heart."

The men are described as 40-to-50-year-old black men, around 6-foot to 6-foot-2-inches tall and weighing around 170-to-180 pounds.

A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the men.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Freddy Arroyo or Detective Daniel Jaramillo at 213-486-6840.