On Sunday, August 9th, at around 10 p.m, a man was taking a nice, late-night stroll with his dog on North Wetherly Drive near Cynthia Street in West Hollywood.
During their walk, two men appeared and held a gun and a kitchen knife to the man’s face. The suspects demanded the man to give his property to them, which included his cell phone and his house keys. The stunned man stood still, and the two suspects proceeded to forcefully steal the man’s cell phone and house keys out of his back pocket. After obtaining the items, they fled in a dark colored Sedan.
They were described as either Armenian or Hispanic, with heights ranging from 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. The victim was unharmed during the robbery. Fortunately, there was a surveillance camera on an apartment next door that recorded the crime.
On Thursday, August 13, the Beverly Hills Police Department located a vehicle on Hammond Street and Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood that matched the description of the surveillance video, and found that there were three men in the vehicle.
The three were escorted to the Hollywood Station for questioning. After a few questions, it was determined they were suspects in the robbery. Deputies also determined that the suspects were likely previously involved in at least two other robberies around the area.
One suspect was identified as 21-year-old Jeremy Ciricuti. He was arrested and booked for robbery at the station. The other two suspects were juveniles and not identified, but are being detained for robbery as well.
Ciricuti is currently being held in lieu on a $50,000 bail. He identifies himself as a self-employed tattoo artist.