Three Gang Members Arrested on Complaint Alleging Armed Robbery and Shooting at Beverly Hills Restaurant
LOS ANGELES (STL.News) Three members of the Rollin’ 30s Crips street gang have been arrested on a federal criminal complaint alleging they committed an armed robbery at a Beverly Hills restaurant’s crowded outdoor dining area on March 4 in which one restaurant patron was held at gunpoint and another was shot and wounded.
The complaint, which was unsealed on Tuesday, charges the following three men – all South Los Angeles residents and documented members of the Rollin’ 30s Crips – with one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery:
Malik Lamont Powell, 20;
Khai McGhee, a.k.a. “Cameron Smith,” 18; and
Marquise Anthony Gardon, 30.
The defendants were arrested on Tuesday and are expected to make their initial appearances this afternoon in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles.
According to an affidavit filed with the complaint, during the afternoon of March 4, an armed robbery occurred at Il Pastaio restaurant in Beverly Hills. During the robbery, a restaurant patron was held at gunpoint while he was robbed by three men for his Richard Mille wristwatch, worth approximately $500,000.