TWO ARRESTED IN STAKEOUT OFFICERS SENT TO 60 OF 100 MEXICAN VALLEY EATERIES.Byline: Lisa Van Proyen Staff Writer
VAN NUYS - In an unusual effort to stop a rash of robberies, about 100 police officers staked out Mexican restaurants across the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. early Friday and arrested two men.
Jose Alarcon, 18, of North Hollywood and Jose Ramirez, 25, of Sun Valley were arrested on suspicion of multiple armed robberies and are accused of holding up 22 Mexican restaurants in the Valley within the past three weeks, police said. Detectives are looking for Looking for
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``They were terrorizing this side of the city,'' said Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Police Lt. Gary Nanson of the Valley Bureau.
Nanson helped organize a surveillance team of about 100 patrol, anti- gang and Metro officers. Mapping out robberies, they tried to anticipate the next heists and set up surveillance at 60 of 100 restaurants in the Valley.
And it worked, he said. ``It really opened up everyone's eyes that it's very important to cross divisional lines and work together in areas that historically have worked independently of one another.''
Robbers struck at a restaurant where police were not waiting, but officers caught the pair at another in Van Nuys, Nanson said. The gunmen fled from Socorro's Mexican Restaurant, but were arrested after crashing in the 14700 block of Keswick Street, Nanson said.
Socorro Velez, owner of Socorro's Mexican restaurants in Van Nuys said she was hit twice by the thieves List of Thieves. Famous
The first hit was Sunday when robbers took about $1,000 from Socorro's at Victory Boulevard Victory Boulevard is a major thoroughfare on Staten Island, measuring approximately 8.0 miles (12.87 km) and stretching from the west shore community of Travis to the upper east shore communities of St. George and Tompkinsville. and Cedros Avenue, and then Thursday in the 14800 block of Sherman Way when they fled with $600.
Velez said she and her employees were horrified hor·ri·fy
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.
2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock. as they were forced to the floor at gunpoint. ``We were really scared.''
Nobody has been hurt during the takeovers, detectives said.
``They rip off rip 1
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1. To cut, tear apart, or tear away roughly or energetically. See Synonyms at tear1.
2. the customers too - taking rings, watches. They're just real scavengers,'' said Lt. Jim Grayson of the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Section.
- Staff Writer Dominic Berbeo contributed to this story.