Long Beach Police Ask The Public To Identify Food Truck Armed Robbers

Long Beach, California – The Long Beach Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in identifying two individuals responsible for two separate armed robberies of food trucks on the evening of Saturday, December 16.

The initial robbery took place near New York Street and Atlantic Avenue at approximately 8:15 p.m. Two male suspects entered a food truck and brandished a handgun at three individuals inside – two women and one man – demanding money, according to police reports.

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During the encounter, one of the suspects physically attacked the victims, but no gunshots were fired. The suspects then fled the scene on foot before law enforcement arrived.

A second robbery

Following this, a second robbery occurred at about 8:21 p.m. at Seventh Street and Junipero Avenue, targeting the Los Bros Tacos truck. The perpetrators snuck into the truck and pointed a handgun at a male employee. While one assailant demanded money, the other stole the employee’s cellphone and struck him in the face before both fled.

The employees have collectively raised over $3,000 through a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of their lost items and medical expenses, surpassing their initial target of $1,000.