BHPD Honored for Il Pastaio Robbery Investigation

The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received U.S. Attorney Agency Awards in connection with the investigation of the March 2021 Il Pastaio shooting.

The Awards were announced on Nov. 16 and honored BHPD Detective Chris Coulter, Sgt. Eric Hyon, former Sgt. Kevin Burger, and FBI Special Agents Michael Fukuda and Chris McElroy.

As summarized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, “This case originated from the violent armed daytime robbery at the Il Pastaio restaurant in Beverly Hills. During this robbery, co-conspirators brandished a gun and attempted to rob a customer at gunpoint. During the robbery, the gun was fired twice and wounded a nearby customer. Beverly Hills Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations worked tirelessly to catch the individuals responsible. This successful prosecution led to the convictions of three gang members, who were all sentenced to lengthy periods of imprisonment.”