BALDWIN PARK — Police are investigating after two unrelated robberies in Baldwin Park Wednesday evening and early Thursday.
The crimes were reported about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday outside a market in the 13000 block of Francisquito Avenue, and about 12:45 a.m. at a convenience store in the 13000 block of Los Angeles Street, Baldwin Park police Sgt. Mark Harvey said.
A man was outside his car in front of a market when he was approached by a man and woman, the sergeant said.
The robbers took the man’s car keys by force before fleeing in his 2008 Nissan Frontier, Harvey said. No weapons were seen.
The car was found abandoned a short time later only a few blocks away in the 3800 block of Cosbey Street.
Police described the male robber as a Latino man in his late 30s, heavy-set, with a tattoo on one of his forearms reading, “eastside.” The female suspect was described as Latino and in her late 20s.
Officers received word of the second robbery about five hours later.
A man had been standing near a Los Angeles Street convenience store when he was approached by a group of young men, “what he described as five or six cholo-type suspects,” Harvey said.
The group made gang-related statements and robbed the man of his wallet, police said. No weapons were used in the heist.