The LAPD says it's looking for two young women who drugged a couple of men then stole their expensive watches.
Detective Manny Pedroza says on October 28, 2019, around 9:35 p.m., two women visited an exclusive restaurant in West Los Angeles, where they met two guys having dinner. All four left the restaurant and went to one of the men's homes on the 6500 block of Lindenhurst Avenue.
When they got inside, the women mixed alcoholic beverages, which the men drank. One of the men stayed inside and continued to drink while one of the women lured his buddy outside and into a jacuzzi. The man in the jacuzzi only had one drink.
Pedroza says the woman outside told the man in the jacuzzi that she was going to the restroom. After about 15 minutes, the man in the jacuzzi became suspicious and went back inside, where he found his friend on the floor unconscious. He then called 911 and then checked to see if anything was missing. He noticed both his and his friend's costly watches were gone. The man checked the video playback on his Ring door video system and saw the women had already gathered their clothes and took off.
Pedroza says the unconscious man was in pretty bad shape, and if the second man had consumed anymore of the drug in the alcohol, he may have drowned in the jacuzzi.
Woman #1 is described as a 20-30-year-old female White with blond hair. She stands 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 140-150 pounds.
Woman #2 is described as a 20-30-year-old female White with a red wig. She stands 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 140-150 pounds. She has tattoos of hearts and butterflies on her stomach.
Pedroza says the 'M.O.' of this crime is similar to one that happened in 2017 – Pedroza adds that the recent release of the movie Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez glorifies this type of behavior, and men need to be more careful when approached by complete strangers. He also says the problem goes both ways and warns women to always have a friend with them when they go to a club or bar and to always let someone know where you're going – use the buddy system
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Manny Pedroza, Commercial Crimes Division Burglary Special Section, at (213) 486-6940. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.