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Westside Robbers Hit Trader Joes, 2 Other Stores In Crime Spree

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CULVER CITY (CBS) — Police on Monday sought two suspects involved in a Westside crime spree that has targeted at least three stores in five days.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports the armed robberies have left residents in the surrounding areas shaken up.

“It’s unfortunate it happened here,” said one man. “It just shows there are degenerates all over the place.”

Police have released surveillance video from one of the robberies which shows a suspect in a black ski mask and a shirt with the word “security” written on the back.

The suspect is seen pointing a gun at a cashier inside Bob’s Market on National Blvd. near Palms Blvd.

One man who works nearby witnessed the robbery and says the suspects got in and out quickly.

“Five seconds….[they] disappeared,” he said.

Police said in each robbery the suspects wore the same “security” shirts.

In at least two robberies they left in a black 4-door car — possibly a honda — while in another robbery they were in a white 4-door car with a sunroof.

Anyone with information on any of the robberies or the suspects is asked to call the LAPD at (310) 482-6392.

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