2 arrested in robbery spree near banks in Los Angeles, Gardena, Torrance

Larry Altman (dailybreeze.com) | July 30, 2013

Two suspected gang members have been arrested in connection with about 40 street robberies of victims walking to or from banks in Los Angeles, Gardena, Torrance, Culver City and Alhambra, a police detective said today.

Donte Eshmon, 24, of South Los Angeles and Richard Thompson, a 50-year-old ex-convict who lived in Rancho Cucamonga and Long Beach, were arrested Thursday just hours after allegedly committing a robbery in Gardena, police said.

“When this began to happen, we set up a surveillance all up and down Olympic (Boulevard) and a couple weeks ago we spotted the vehicle,” Los Angeles police Detective Luis Corona said. “The driver took off at a high rate of speed and managed to get away from us. He was driving like a maniac. That was my main concern — he was going to ki*l somebody.”

Los Angeles detectives at the Olympic Division station began investigating the robberies when they started in June. The victims, Corona said, were primarily Asian women going to and from Korean-owned banks in the Koreatown and South Los Angeles areas.

“They were hitting us just about every day,” Corona said. “It was becoming very frustrating.”

Most of the crimes in Los Angeles occurred on Olympic Boulevard between Crenshaw Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Corona said the robbers drove along Olympic looking for Asian women and pulled over next to them. A pblankenger got out, pushed the victim down, snatched her purse and got back in the car, a 2010-13 burgundy Kia.

Corona said the alleged gang members targeted primarily Koreans because many are small-business owners and are known to carry large amounts of money to and from banks. Victims in the Los Angeles crimes lost hundreds to thousands of dollars each; one victim was carrying $11,000.

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