The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) has taken part in a joint operation leading to arrests in the series of armed robberies that plagued the Southland from July through October of this year. Two of those incidents took place in Beverly Hills: in August on the 500 block of N. Beverly Drive and in September on the 700 Block of Hilcrest Drive.
The BHPD made several robbery and gun-related arrests in connection with the Beverly Hills cases. Those investigations, in turn, led detectives to realize that the same suspects were possibly involved in crimes in other jurisdictions.
BHPD coordinated with local agencies including the Santa Monica Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Division, Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division, LA IMPACT, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Working together, BHPD and its partner agencies identified suspects in six robberies in L.A. County. As a result, search warrants were executed in both Southern California and Arizona. Those warrants resulted in the recovery of property from two victims of a Beverly Hills robbery, as well as additional items including luxury watches, jewelry and weapons.
As a result of the efforts of the BHPD and fellow agencies, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Organized Crime Division has charged Justice Bloodworth, 21, of Los Angeles, with four counts of PC 211 robbery, one count of PC 182 conspiracy, and one count of PC 2800.2 VC felony reckless evading. Bloodworth was out on bail for armed robbery at the time these robberies were committed.
The District Attorney has also charged Cameron Woods-Harvey, 23, of Long Beach, with three counts of PC 211, PC 182 and two weapons charges.
In a statement to the Courier, BHPD Lt. Reginald Evans noted, “The Beverly Hills Police Department is proud to serve the residents and visitors of the city of Beverly Hills. We will continue to investigate crimes to the fullest, in conjunction with our law enforcement partners.”
The BHPD encourages anyone with additional information to call 310-285-2125. To remain anonymous, text BHPDALERT followed by the tip information to 888777. Information can also be relayed via Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. To access Crime Stoppers, download the “P3 Tips”Mobile APP or use the website http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.