Two people were robbed at gunpoint at a celebrity hotspot in West Hollywood early Thursday morning, and it’s possible the stickup is connected to a similar robbery last month.
The two adults were approached by a robber with a gun at about 12:20 a.m. at Craig’s on Melrose Avenue, according to Lt. Foster of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The Infatuation described Craig’s as “one of the most celebrity-packed restaurants in Los Angeles.”
While the robber demanded jewelry, another man with a gun demanded a watch from one of the victims, Foster said.
The two robbers then fled in a white sedan driven by a third man, Foster said.
No injuries were reported.
Investigators originally believed the robbery could be connected to a similar crime July 19 in West Hollywood, but now the two cases are not believed to be related, the LASD said on Friday.
Detectives also said that while they initially thought the weapons used at Craig’s were semiautomatic weapons – the July 19 robbery involved two handguns and a long gun, all semiautomatic – that information has not yet been confirmed.
Alexis Lewis contributed to this report.