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145. The Starbucks Robbery
It is a crime that is getting to
common in Los Angeles. Customers are enjoying their
at a restaurant. Two or more criminals stroll
and start waving their guns at everyone. They
that everyone put their wallets or empty their
into a bag, and then the gunmen stroll
. They usually wear hoodies or baseball caps with
to thwart identification.
At 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, the
establishment was a Starbucks. Three young men walked
, emptied the cash register, robbed the employees and
customers, and walked out to their stolen SUV.
police were able to respond quickly. A chase
with one police car ramming the SUV from
on the Third Street overpass. The SUV came
a stop, but, as usually happens, the three
were unhurt. They immediately hopped out of the
and started running in three different directions. It
about 10 minutes to catch two of them;
had hidden in a dumpster, and the other
broken a car window and hidden in the
The third one, instead of running, had decided
was quicker to jump off the overpass onto
freeway 20 feet below. He landed in an
lane, but did not get up and run.
did not get up at all. When police
to him, he was dead. “Too bad he
’t holding hands with the other two when he
,” said one officer, who asked to remain nameless.