Suspect Sought In North Hollywood Follow-Home Robberies Was Arrested, Released 5 Times In 18 Months
Authorities Wednesday identified one of two men being sought in a series of follow-home armed robberies in the Los Angeles area, including two such crimes in North Hollywood. Dashawn Dow, 20, was identified as a suspect by the Los Angeles Police Department, which circulated his photo, along with security video of one of the crimes. "In the past 18 months, Dow has been arrested five times for robbery but was able to post bond following each arrest," an LAPD statement said. One of the crimes he is suspected of committing occurred on Oct. 2 at about 1:30 p.m. in North Hollywood, police said. "Surveillance captured a grey Maserati following a male and female victim into the parking structure of their North Hollywood apartment complex," police said. "As the victims exited their vehicle, they were confronted by two armed suspects who demanded the victims' property," police said. "Fearing for their lives, the victims complied with the suspects' demands. The suspects then fled with the victims' money and jewelry." Another alleged crime occurred on Oct. 10 at about 12:10 a.m.