LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The man suspected of being the getaway driver in the robberies of customers at a Fairfax district restaurant was in custody Thursday.
The robberies occurred about 4:55 p.m. Tuesday at Le Creme Cafe in the 7300 block of Melrose Avenue, near La Brea Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.READ MORE: LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva Blasts RAND Report On Deputy Gangs, Says Reforms Already In Place
No injuries were reported, according to the LAPD.
A woman who works in the area said the recent crimes are alarming.
“It’s because they know that people who are a little bit more wealthy will shop here and eat here so it makes sense, but it’s still unfortunate. It still makes anyone feel unsafe,” said Jelan Mapp.READ MORE: Melvin Van Peebles, Iconic Actor, Writer & Director Dies At 89
Security video shows the suspects in hoodies, one armed with a gun, as they approached the diners and took various items from them, including a purse, a watch and a cellphone. No suspect descriptions were available.
LAPD Robbery Homicide Division detectives identified a vehicle allegedly used in the robbery, located it in Pasadena on Wednesday and arrested the driver, 23-year-old Quioness Wilson, according to an LAPD statement.
Detectives suspect Wilson of being the getaway driver in the robbery. He was interviewed, then booked into the LAPD Metropolitan Division Jail on suspicion of robbery, with bail set at $350,000.
The two other men are still on the loose, and no suspect descriptions were provided.MORE NEWS: LAX, Metrolink Test Earthquake Early Warning Systems To Shut Down Fuel, Stop Trains Before Shaking Starts
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.