(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles robbery detectives are investigating what they think may be a series of robberies targeting joggers in the neighborhood surrounding Silver Lake Reservoir, the department announced Monday.
The first robbery was two weeks ago, shortly before 9:30 p.m. on April 19. The victim was jogging near Silver Lake Boulevard and Armstrong Avenue when two suspects approached him and demanded his property. The jogger initially refused until one of the suspects revealed the handgun tucked away in his waistband. The jogger complied, and the two drove away in their vehicle.
The second incident occurred on May 6 around 8 p.m. Three suspects tackled at jogger from behind, took his property and drove off.
The suspects are described as Hispanics, ages 18-20, all standing between 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall. The two getaway vehicles are described as a tan or silver 1998-2000, Toyota four-door Square back with tinted windows or a silver colored 1999-2002, four-door Honda Accord.
Police are advising residents to jog in pairs, and not to confront the suspects if they are spotted. They are considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees them should run away and call the police.
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