Los Angeles – In the July armed robbery of two persons outside a 99 Ranch Market in Rowland Heights, a guy was taken into custody on Monday, and investigators said they were looking for an accomplice.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Demoryie Watts, 21, was detained on Friday and booked on suspicion of felony armed robbery. He was being held under a $150,000 bail, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office stated that Watts could be a suspect in additional crimes with similar characteristics. The second suspect’s identity and description remain unknown.
According to the sheriff’s department, Major Crimes Bureau employees served warrants in Lancaster and Los Angeles early on Friday morning and captured Watts in a house in the 45000 block of Spearman Avenue in Lancaster.
A man and a woman were unloading their groceries into their car on July 9 when the crime took place in the market’s parking lot. The suspects, who were both armed, attacked the two and stole the man’s Rolex watch, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Rolex cost around $60,000.
The crime took place in an affluent, predominately Asian area of the east San Gabriel Valley, and footage of the assault and its aftermath rapidly went viral among the neighborhood’s Asian population.
Sheriff’s Capt. Steven Tousey told after the crime that the victims, a man in his 60s and a lady in her 50s, had minor wounds but did not to go to the hospital.