Two Youths Tied to String of Robberies in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles police have linked two individuals, Nathen Sanchez and a 12-year-old girl whose name has not been released, to a series of robberies across Los Angeles County. The investigation began on Saturday when the LAPD received a report of an armed robbery in progress at a convenience store near the 3200 block of South Central Avenue. Responding officers were directed by a witness to the suspects’ fleeing vehicle. Despite their attempts to stop the vehicle, the suspects evaded capture and a pursuit ensued.

During the pursuit, law enforcement officials allege that one of the occupants discarded a firearm from the car, which was later recovered by officers. The pursuit eventually came to an end, leading to the detention of both Sanchez and the 12-year-old girl. Authorities discovered a significant amount of currency in the stolen vehicle, which had been reported earlier that day in an armed carjacking in Hollenbeck.

The LAPD believes that the pair is also involved in additional armed robberies in South Gate and Azusa, as well as other crimes in the Los Angeles area. However, no specific details regarding these incidents or the evidence linking the suspects to them have been provided.

Nathen Sanchez, an 18-year-old resident of Los Angeles, has been arrested and is facing charges of robbery. His bail has been set at $175,000. No information has been released regarding the disposition of the 12-year-old girl.

Detectives from the LAPD’s Newton Division are actively seeking any additional victims in Los Angeles County. Individuals with information about further crimes are urged to contact Newton robbery detectives during business hours at (323) 318-3559, or during non-business hours and weekends at (877) 527-3247. Those who wish to remain anonymous can reach out to Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or visit Additionally, tipsters may download the “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Author: CrimeDoor

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  1. Did you know that according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), juveniles are responsible for a significant portion of property crimes in the United States? In fact, in 2019, juveniles accounted for 15% of all property crime arrests nationwide. This highlights the importance of addressing juvenile delinquency and implementing effective intervention programs to prevent such incidents from occurring.

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