WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A suspect in a violent month-long crime spree across the Southland may be linked to an armed robbery in West Hollywood late last month, police said Monday.
Investigators say Artyom Gasparyan, 29, is a possible suspect in a robbery and shooting that occurred on the 1000 block of North Kings Road on Dec. 29, according to Acting Capt. Sergio Aloma of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: 'Where Do You Want Us To Go?': Frustration Continues To Grow Over Venice Encampment
Gasparyan has also been linked by authorities to a deadly drive-by shooting in Van Nuys, two shootings in Burbank and a carjacking and hostage situation in Long Beach in which three people were injured.
He’s been spotted driving a 2011-2014 silver Volkswagen Jetta in “several of the crimes” allegedly committed by Gasparyan, Sheriff’s investigators said.READ MORE: LAPD Investigating Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Rapper T.I.
Gasparyan is described with black hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-7 and about 170 pounds.
He is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be contacted by the public if seen, authorities said.MORE NEWS: Report: Queen Mary Could Capsize If Urgent Repairs Aren't Made
Anyone with information on Gasparyan’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Jones at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 358-4033.