VIDEO: 2 arrested in Hancock Park robbery, suspect seen following victim in post office

LOS ANGELES (KNX) – Los Angeles Police arrested a man and woman in connection to a follow-home robbery in Hancock Park.

On May 12, a woman was getting her two young daughters out of their car seats when a man got out of a black BMW 535i that was parking in the middle of the road, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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The man approached the woman and demanded her watch. He then pointed a gun at her and her children, threatening to kill the kids if she did not give him the watch. The woman complied, the man left in the black BMX that was being driven by a woman.

During an investigation, detectives found the man was in the post office at the same time as the victim was spotted “paying close attention to the victim.”

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During an investigation, detectives found the male suspect was in the post office the same time as the victim was spotted “paying close attention to the victim.” Photo credit LAPD

On Tuesday, detectives arrested 38-year-old Ashton Carter and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Teresa Whitaker in connection to the robbery. Whitaker was identified as the driver of the BMW during the robbery.

During a search at Carter’s house, the BMW from the robbery, as well a handgun, jewelry and over $56,000 in cash were found. Police also found an additional BMW and a Mercedes vehicle owned by the pair. The victim’s watch was not found.

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Ashton Carter and Teresa Whitaker were arrested in connection to the Hancock Park robbery. Photo credit LAPD

Police said Carter was charged with one count of robbery, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making criminal threats and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. It was also revealed Carter was out on a previous felony arrest.

Whitaker was charged with one count of robbery.

Police believe the couple may have been involved in similar indents.

Any additional victims are urged to call Detective Marsden and Detective Hammer at 213- 486-6840.

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