Victim Pistol-Whipped During Robbery in West Hollywood; 2 Attackers Sought

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Authorities have one suspected robber in custody Tuesday but were searching for two others after two men were robbed at gunpoint in West Hollywood Monday.

Two people were robbed at gunpoint in West Hollywood on May 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)
Two people were robbed at gunpoint in West Hollywood on May 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The victims were robbed in the area of Sunset Boulevard and Hilldale Avenue about 9:30 p.m., said Lt. Vance Duffy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

One of the victims was pistol-whipped during the robbery, Duffy said.

Deputies later spotted men that matched the description of the robbers in a residential area and set up a perimeter, Duffy said.

People were asked to avoid the area of Melrose Avenue between North La Cienega Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard as deputies searched for the robbers, the Sheriff’s Department tweeted.

One of the alleged robbers was taken into custody following an hours-long search, which involved K-9 units and a helicopter, Duffy said.

The other two robbers, described only as men, were still outstanding as of Tuesday morning.

Investigators plan to check for surveillance video from nearby businesses as they continue their search for the robbers, Duffy said.

KTLA’s Alberto Mendez contributed to this report. 

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