Baldwin Village residents breathed a sigh of relief Friday after Los Angeles Police arrested Nicholas Reid, 25, who had committed a series of armed robberies in the Baldwin Village area.
The robberies occurred in Baldwin Village during a three-week period in August. Reid was known to approach victims on the street and demand their money and property at gunpoint. Reid robbed four men and four women and ranged in age from 33 to 61. All of the victims were Baldwin Village residents.
Reid, who also lived in Baldwin Village, was caught at about 10:35 p.m. when he attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint.
Police also found a vehicle used in one of the robberies, which was found unoccupied with the engine running. Police also recovered a handgun that was lying in the street.
According to investigators, several robbery victims identified the gun or a similar type gun used by Reid during the robberies.
After Reid was taken into custody, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office filed four counts of robbery, four counts of attempted robbery and seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Reid is being held on $100,000 bail.