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Accused Serial Robber Targeting Gardeners in South LA Arrested

A 24-year-old man suspected of committing a series of armed robberies of gardeners in South Los Angeles was in custody Wednesday.

Aaron Deon Seymour of Los Angeles was arrested Tuesday by robbery detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Station and booked on suspicion of robbery. He is being held without bail, according to the LAPD.

Eight such robberies have occurred since March 18, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"In all cases, the suspects approached the gardeners while they (were) working, produced a handgun and demanded their money,'' according to a police statement.

The suspects, described only as men in their mid-20s who should be considered armed and dangerous, have been seen fleeing on foot and leaving crime scenes in a vehicle, possibly a white Mercedes-Benz.

A suspect remains outstanding, police said, but a description has not been made available.

Detectives planned to hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss Seymour's arrest and seek information about the outstanding suspect.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call detectives at (310) 367-3553 or (323) 786-5422. Tipsters can also call the LAPD's 24-hour tipline at (877) LAPD-24-7 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.

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