Man Beaten & Robbed by Two Suspects on LB Blvd
The LBPD is investigating a robbery of a man who was battered by two suspects Saturday afternoon.
At 3:20 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Long Beach Boulevard concerning a report of a robbery. When the officers arrived at the scene, the victim told the police that he was running his business when two male suspects approached him. He said they proceeded to beat him, then stole his wallet with $500 inside, and would quickly flee on foot before the police arrived, LBPD spokesperson Brandon Fahey told MTLB.
According to Streaming 562, the victim was a fruit vendor, and the suspects were wearing masks.
The victim refused medical treatment at the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.
Update: the victim, who has been identified as 22-year-old Gerardo Ivan Olmeda Del Pilar, said he was first punched in the face, and then the suspects started hitting him, per LBP.
A GoFundme has been started on behalf of Gerardo,