Los Angeles police said they’re on the hunt for 20-year-old Dashawn Dow, who has been arrested for robbery five times in the last 18 months — but managed to post bond after each arrest.
Now cops said Dow is wanted in connection with two additional robberies that took place last month.
What are the details?
Police said detectives have identified Dow as a suspect in follow-home violent robberies in the Los Angeles area.
In the first incident, surveillance video recorded a grey Maserati following a male and female into the parking structure of their North Hollywood apartment complex around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2, police said. As the victims exited their vehicle, two armed suspects demanded the victims’ property, police said. Fearing for their lives, the victims complied with the suspects’ demands, after which the suspects fled with the victims’ money and jewelry, police said.
In the second incident, police said two black males confronted a male and female in the parking structure of their North Hollywood apartment complex around 12:10 a.m. Oct. 10. One of the suspects tried to forcibly remove the victim’s watch from his wrist, police said. When the victim resisted, the other suspect pressed a gun against the victim’s chest. Fearing for his life, the victim gave up his property, and the suspects ran to a waiting getaway vehicle, police said.
Detectives believe Dow was involved in both incidents and that he used a gun while doing so, police said, adding that he’s presently at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police said they’re asking anyone with information regarding Dow to contact Detectives Mrakich and Delph at 213-486-6840 or email them at RHDTIPLINE@lapd.online. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247), police said, adding that anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters can go to www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tip, police added.
Fox News, citing the most recent data, said robberies have dropped by about 8% through Oct. 28 this year compared to last year; but robberies remain about 5% higher than they were in 2021, the cable news network added, citing LAPD statistics.
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Fox News reported, adding that in a debate last week with Democrat primary challengers Gascon called the issue of rising crime in L.A. “fake news.”
“The policies of George Gascon have failed us all,” Jonathan Hatami — a deputy district attorney who works for Gascon but is running against him in next year’s election — told the cable news network. “No consequences and no accountability just emboldens individuals like Dow.”
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