Manhattan Beach police Wednesday sought public help to find the robbers who held up two people at gunpoint in separate crimes.
The first crime occurred about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near 19th Street and Ardmore Avenue, Manhattan Beach Police Sgt. Tim Zins said.
A man was walking in the area when two men approached him, and he was
pistol-whipped and robbed, Zins said. The men fled in a dark gray vehicle.
The second crime occurred about 10:45 p.m. near 10th Street and Aviation Boulevard. A man was pistol-whipped and robbed by three men who fled in a gray car.
"Based on the information we have obtained, we believe both crimes were committed by the same perpetrators,'' Zins said.
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Anyone with information on the case, including security video, was urged to call police at 310-802-5171.