CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — Two men who robbed a Culver City liquor store at gunpoint early Friday may also have hit another in Mar Vista, just blocks away.
Surveillance video from Lucky 7 Liquors, 12408 W. Washington Blvd. in Culver City, shows two men in all black and wearing ski masks, charging into the store before 1 a.m. and pointing at least one handgun at the clerk. The second man appeared to be holding a weapon that resembled a baton.
Nazim Uddin, who reopened the store, says the man who had been robbed was his cousin, the owner. The store had been robbed twice before, and they’ve discussed what to do in the event of another robbery.
“My cousin told me, if they ask money, just give it. Open the register and hands up and do whatever they tell you, just follow it,” Uddin said. “Don’t care about money.”
Los Angeles police say the two men in the Culver City robbery match the description of another robbery at about 12:30 a.m. at Venice Liquor, 12525 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista, just a few blocks away.
No one was hurt in either robbery, but thousands of dollars in cash was taken from both stores.