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Details Emerge on Sandwich Stolen from 7-Eleven

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We reported earlier about a sandwich being stolen from a 7-Eleven, and we have new information to share with you.

The initial call came in about 6:51pm about the pilfered deli product. The sandwich thief was described as a black male wearing gray shorts.  He was seen nearby eating the sandwich on a curb.

Shortly thereafter, another report came in about a white male on a bike seen chasing a black male, we’re assuming he was on foot, around Fairfax and Santa Monica Blvd.

Sheriff’s deputies thought that the two calls might have been connected, and that the clerk was on a bike chasing the man.

We don’t know if the deputies were able to solve the incident or incidents.

“They just wanted the Farmville code,” speculated Lacy Marie on Twitter.

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Sheriff’s Weekly Crime Report: Aug 12 – 18 2019

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West Hollywood Station
Weekly Part 1 Crime Report
August 12 – 18, 2019

August 12th

Armed Robbery (Suspect Arrested)
8900 block Santa Monica Blvd
08/12/2019 @ 1725. A man removed a bottle of alcohol and left the store without payment. When confronted by an employee, the suspect pointed and waved a knife at the victim. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. #05441

August 13th

Aggravated Assault – Other Weapon (Suspect Arrested)
7900 block Santa Monica Blvd
08/13/2019 @ 1830. A man was looking through his suitcase when the suspect approached him from behind and took a shirt from the suitcase. A struggle ensued and the victim was cut on his arm with a glass bottle by the suspect. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. #05459

August 14th

Aggravated Assault – Knife (Suspect Arrested)
8800 block Santa Monica Blvd
08/14/2019 @ 0115. A man attempted to stab the victim during an argument while standing on the sidewalk. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. #05469

Strong Arm Robbery
Robertson Blvd / Rosewood Avenue
08/14/2019 @ 1336. A man was riding a scooter SB on Robertson Blvd when the suspect blocked his path and pulled a bag of clothing from his hand. A struggle ensued and the suspect threatened to stab the victim. The victim allowed the suspect to leave. #05477

August 15th

Grand Theft
1100 block La Cienega Blvd
08/15/2019 @ 1100-1700. An unknown suspect removed a luggage bag containing clothing from the front seat of the unlocked vehicle. #05464

Strong Arm Robbery
8400 block Sunset Blvd
08/15/2019 @ 2245. Two women removed $800 cash from the victim’s hotel room after being invited inside. The victim tried to stop the suspects from leaving and was threatened by two men associated with the suspects. #05503

Vehicle Burglary
8700 block Sunset Blvd
08/15/2019 @ 1000-1800. An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side door and removed a laptop computer from the back seat. #05498

Vehicle Burglary
600 block N Robertson Blvd
08/15/2019 @ 2000-0200. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed a duffel bag containing toiletries from the front seat. #05512

August 16th

Aggravated Assault – Hands, Fist, Feet (Suspect Arrested)
San Vicente Blvd / Santa Monica Blvd
08/16/2019 @ 2350. A woman was punched twice in the face by a man during an argument over a parking space. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. #05533

Vehicle Burglary
8700 block Sunset Blvd
08/16/2019 @ 1530-1550. An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed a backpack containing two passports and two pairs of sunglasses from the backseat. #05522

Vehicle Burglary
600 block Westmount Drive
08/16/2019 @ 1500-1620. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed two backpacks containing passports, sunglasses, wallets, credit cards, clothing, and one laptop computer from the rear floorboard. #05523

August 17th

Grand Theft
1300 block Havenhurst Drive
08/17/2019 – 08/19/2019. An unknown suspect removed tools from the trunk of the unlocked vehicle. #05604

Armed Robbery
8300 block Willoughby Avenue
08/17/2019 @ 0620. A man was walking to his car when two men approached him while armed with a gun and demanded his property. The victim complied and the suspects ran to an unknown car and fled the area. #05536

Strong Arm Robbery
Santa Monica Blvd / La Cienega Blvd
08/17/2019 @ 0640. A man was sitting at the bus stop using his cell phone when a man approached him from behind and pulled the cell phone from his hand. #05537

Vehicle Burglary
La Peer Drive / Melrose Avenue
08/17/2019 @ 1400-1600. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a Nintendo switch, books, and flip flops from the back seat. #05548

August 18th

Vehicle Burglary
Sunset Blvd / Queens Road
08/18/2019 @ 1845-2345. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a laptop computer and memory cards from the front seat. #05575

This report lists Part 1 Crimes for the date range shown and is not meant to be a complete list of all Part 1 crime. Refer to crimemapping.com for a more comprehensive listing of incidents in West Hollywood.

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-855-8850

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Skinny Jean Wearing Suspect Steals Coachella Passes

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West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a reported robbery on Santa Monica Blvd. near the Pho Citi restaurant.

Items taken in the robbery were two passes for the Coachella Music Festival happening near Palm Springs this weekend.

The suspect was last seen headed eastbound through the back alley around the restaurant, located at 8928 Santa Monica Blvd. He was described as an Asian male with a mustache wearing blue skinny jeans and a multicolored plaid shirt, about 5’10” in height and 125 pounds in weight.

A Weho Daily reader in the restaurant at the time said the “victim kept showing his leg to sheriff and had an empty Coachella pass box” and “from what we could hear, it sounded like it happened inside at one of the tables closer to the register.”

Coachella passes are selling on CraigsList for hundreds of dollars each, so the two passes reported stolen may have a value of over $1,000.

No further details were immediately available.

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Away from Weho, Drama Still Follows Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan recently vacated her West Hollywood apartment to move to Venice, ostensibly to get away from the drama she associated with her life here and to make a fresh start.

But the drama seems to have less to do with West Hollywood and more with the troubled starlet, it seems. The latest drama is related to a $2,500 necklace that a boutique near her new home claims was shoplifted. They are trying to go after her with the Los Angeles Police.

Lindsay Lohan wearing a necklace that was alleged to have been stolen. (Photo: X17/TMZ)

The owner of the jewelry store who filed the complaint against Lindsay saw an Internet photo of Lindsay wearing what the owner claims is a “one-of-a-kind necklace.” This photo — taken on January 30 — shows Lindsay wearing what we’re told is the necklace in question.

The store owner went to cops with the photo and the surveillance video — shot January 22 — which TMZ is told shows Lindsay wearing the necklace in the store.

The store owner told cops Lindsay frequented her store, Kamofie & Company in Venice, since moving to the area.

TMZ says that the L.A. County District Attorney was scheduled to get the case on Wednesday for its review. But questions are being raised about if the necklace was stolen or loaned to the actress, or if there is something else going on. The jewelry store may have compromised any prosecution by waiting more than a day before calling the cops, sources tell TMZ.

The owner of Kamofie & Company claims Lindsay walked out with the $2,500 necklace on January 22, yet she did not inform the LAPD until the 23rd.

TMZ sources say the jewelry store owner claims she tried contacting Lindsay’s people on the 22nd to ask them to return the item, but couldn’t reach anyone. Here’s the snag … the owner simply could have walked down the street and knocked at Lindsay’s door.

Lindsay claims the store loaned her the necklace. Fact is … jewelry store owners have thrown themselves at Lindsay, asking her to wear their stuff. In order to charge Lindsay, the D.A. must prove she had a specific intention to permanently take the item as she walked out the door.

Lohan has turned the piece of jewelry over to cops. Police had a warrant to search Lindsay’s home, but before the warrant could be served, one of Lindsay’s associates turned the piece over to the cops.

Mind you, turning in stolen property doesn’t make it right, so the owner can continue to press the case… so Lindsay — who is still on probation — is not out of the woods.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check listings)

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