Three suspects robbed a man of a watch at gunpoint on the evening of July 13 on the 200 block of South Almont Drive, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD).
“I can confirm at least one of the three suspects was armed with a firearm,” BHPD Lt. Giovani Trejo told the Courier. “Detectives are working the case now and they have not established a connection to other thefts.”
Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas have seen a spate of high-end watch robberies over the last year. In March 2021, multiple suspects targeted a diner at Il Pastaio and took a watch valued at half a million dollars.
The suspects were later arrested and pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the incident, resulting in sentences from five to 12 years in prison.
Somewhat uniquely, in this case, the watch “was not what would be considered a ‘high-end’ watch,” Trejo said.
More recently, two suspects held a man at gunpoint near Roxbury Park in January and made off with a Rolex watch and a cell phone.
According to the most recent crime data available, Beverly Hills saw 24 robberies from January to May, three more than the same time period the year before.