More than a dozen Los Angeles gangs are targeting some of the city’s wealthiest residents in a new and aggressive manner, sending out crews in multiple cars to find, follow and rob people driving high-end vehicles or wearing expensive jewelry, according to police.
In many cases, they’re making off with designer handbags, diamond-studded watches and other items worth tens of thousands of dollars — if not more — and then peddling them to black-market buyers who are willing to turn a blind eye to the underlying violence, police said.
In some cases, suspects have been arrested but then released from custody, according to police, only to commit additional robberies.
Would it make sense to walk around with tens of thousands of dollars in cash in your hand? Yet, that's what these dumb wealthy people do when they wear luxury watches or carry ugly, expensive handbags. Just don't do that and since the police have proven to be worth shit, spend a little on powerful dogs, guns, and bodyguards. It's not like you can't afford to.