Update: A 21-year-old male resident of Highland Park suspected of robbing another Highland Park resident was taken into custody near an Eagle Rock tire shop on York Boulevard and Avenue 46 Wednesday afternoon.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking on York Boulevard around 4 p.m. Wednesday when the suspect allegedly robbed him of around $100, according to Los Angeles Police Department Det. Lisa Governo.
"The victim alleges the suspect had a gun, although we couldn't find any," said Governo, who is with the LAPD Northeast Community Station's robbery unit. The suspect and the victim appear to know each other, Governo added.
LAPD officers responded to the scene of the alleged crime after the victim called 911. When the officers arrived in multiple squad cars, with a police helicopter circling overhead, the victim was seen walking on York, Governo said. The suspect had run into a house nearby, evidently owned by someone he knew, the detective said.
The officers took the suspect into custody at 4:25 p.m. and brought him and the victim to the scene of the alleged crime, near a York Boulevard tire shop, Governo said, explaining that there was some confusion initially about whether the tire shop had been robbed.
Previously: A man suspected of robbing a tire shop on York Boulevard and Avenue 46 in Eagle Rock was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Department officers Wednesday evening.
The investigation is still continuing and details, including the name of the tire shop, are sketchy, but Officer Enrique Vacca of the LAPD Northeast Community Station told Patch that officers who responded to the call about the alleged robbery were talking to the tire shop owner when the suspect showed up.
“For some reason, he made contact at the scene,” Vacca said, adding: “He was close enough for the victim to identify him and when the officers tried to make contact with the suspect, he ran off and ended up inside his residence on Avenue 46.”
Meanwhile, officers in multiple squad cars had cordoned off the area around the tire shop and a police helicopter hovered overhead.
An Eagle Rock resident told Patch that at around 6 p.m. she saw more than 12 police cars and the helicopter circling overhead for about 30 minutes.
Officers took the suspect into custody after he came out of his residence, evidently wearing a different shirt, Vacca said.
Eagle Rock Patch will update this story as more details become available.