British Lamborghini Owner Screams ‘Black B***Ards’ as LA Cops and Girlfriend Try to Calm Him Down After Couple Were Robbed
Melissa Koenig, Daily Mail, May 9, 2022
A British Lamborghini owner was filmed screaming ‘black b*****ds’ after he and his girlfriend were robbed of two watches including a $19,000 Rolex by a gang who fled in a Rolls Royce.
The unidentified man, who is believed to be drunk, repeatedly screamed the insult as cops and his girlfriend tried to calm him down following the robbery in West Hollywood Monday morning.
His Rolex and her Michael Kors watch were both snatched by the six man gang, who subsequently fled the scene in a car that was even fancier than their $300,000 Lamborghini Auris.
Video obtained by DailyMail.com shows a shirtless man with brown hair and a trimmed beard being pulled into the back of a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle as his girlfriend, in a beige dress and sandals, spoke to police.
Throughout the video, the man could be heard screaming — apparently using the ‘n word’ at one point and referring to thieves who got away with his and his girlfriend’s expensive watches as ‘black b*****ds.’
He was shirtless with a tattoo on his side reading ‘UK Made, Cali Paid.’
The girl, though, yells at him to ‘Please calm down, babe, I beg you please calm down,’ and ‘Just breathe, babe breathe.’
The video ends with the girl returning to her Lamborghini, as she could be seen crying.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officials say the scene came after the couple was forcibly robbed of a $1,000 Michael Kors watch and a $19,000 Rolex.
Sheriff’s officials say the couple returned to their vehicle early Monday morning following an argument in a parking lot on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, KTLA reports, when they were approached by up to six suspects driving a black Rolls Royce at around 1am.
The suspects then physically assaulted them, the female victim told the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, before robbing them of their watches.
One of the suspects suffered minor injuries in the attack, according to Sgt. Joana Warren.
Los Angeles officials are now trying to track down the suspects, who are described as black men wearing dark clothing who fled southbound toward Larrabee Street in a black Rolls Royce.
They are also working to obtain any surveillance footage from the area.
But Monday’s incident is only the latest in a growing number of jewelry and handbag thefts among the city’s wealthiest residents, as police officials claim some that they arrest are being released from jail, just to commit similar crimes.
It is now encouraging people to leave their flashy jewelry at home to avoid making themselves ‘targets’ to criminals as the city’s violent crime wave surges, and woke District Attorney George Gascon has released a public service announcement telling residents to lock their cars.
Monday’s theft is just the latest in a string of brazen thieves stealing jewelry and other expensive items.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, property crimes in the city have risen 12.3 percent from last year, while violent crimes increased 7.5 percent.
Robberies in the City of Angels rose 18.8 percent from January 1 through April 30 compared to the same time period last year, and burglaries rose 9.5 percent.
Thefts from vehicles, meanwhile, rose 9.4 percent over the last year and motor vehicle thefts rose 13.7 percent, with unspecified other thefts rising 16 percent.
At the same time, though, robbery arrests are down 5.6 percent from last year, burglary arrests are down 15.4 percent and motor vehicle arrests are down 9.3 percent
Larceny arrests, however, are up 8.9 percent.
In March, cameras caught the moment a jewelry store in Beverly Hills lost millions in merchandise in a smash-and-grab robbery in broad daylight.
The incident took place at the Luxury Jewels of Beverly Hills at the corner of South Beverly Drive and Charleville Boulevard at about 2 p.m.
Authorities said that the five arrived in what they discovered was a stolen car but left it, fleeing in a different, unknown vehicle.
A group of five is seen on video with what police say appeared to be sledgehammers, obliterating the front window of the store. They then took off with several items.
Some of the crooks were spotted wearing hooded sweatshirts and sweatpants, while several wore surgical masks.
The store was left with glass covering the sidewalk below and a gaping hole in their front window.
Peter Sedghi, the store’s owner, told ABC7LA that the merchandise taken was valued between $3-5million, with one necklace alone worth nearly $500,000.
Sedghi added that he thought he’d heard gunshots and came outside with his gun.
And just last month, five so-called follow-home robberies occurred in just over 48 hours, with video from one of the incidents showing a woman being mowed down by a Dodge muscle car so muggers could steal her watch.
The victim tried to flee the muggers silver Dodge Challenger after they smashed her car window when she was stopped at a light in Downtown Los Angeles, but the robbers struck her with their car.
They then got out and snatched the woman’s watch off the road after she ripped it from her wrist in a bid to get them to leave her alone.
Her plan seemed to work as the suspects could be seen grabbing the timepiece before fleeing the scene.
Many of these these crimes are being committed by at least 17 gangs in the southern part of the city that are working independently, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Jonathan Tippet announced last month.
These thieves use spotters to scope out people who are wearing these high-end watches or are driving expensive cars, before as many as five carloads of people follow them home and swarm them to steal their belongings.
In many cases, Tippet said, they then sell those belongings on the black market.
‘There’s no chance or opportunity for these victims even to comply,’ Tippet announced last month, according to the Los Angeles Times.
‘They’re just running up to people and attacking them, whether that’s putting a gun in their face or punching them and beating on them,’ he said. ‘Pistol whipping them as well.’
Tippet heads the Los Angeles Police Department’s ‘Follow-home robbery formed last year to identify the cause of a sudden surge in ‘follow home’ or ‘follow-off’ robberies that began in September.
Last year, he announced there were 50 robberies 8 in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division, 46 in Wilshire and 40 in the LAPD’s Central Division – which includes downtown Los Angeles.
The Pacific Division, meanwhile, had 17 follow-home cases, West LA had 15, North Hollywood saw 14 of these cases and Topanga saw 11.
In just one four-week period from September to October, there were 45 of these follow home robberies, and in November, there were another 39.