LOS ANGELES – A man has been arrested for allegedly committing a series of armed robberies throughout Los Angeles County, police said Wednesday.
Amauje Ferguson, 27, of Nevada, was arrested on Dec. 20 after a vehicle pursuit. Police said he entered a convenience store in the 500 block of West El Segundo Boulevard at around 6:30 a.m. that day and demanded money after walking behind the counter and pointing a handgun at the store clerk.
Officers responded to the area and located Ferguson, who attempted to elude law enforcement, which resulted in the pursuit, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Ferguson allegedly threw clothing and money out of a vehicle window during the chase, which detectives said they determined to be money taken from the heist and apparel worn by Ferguson during the armed robbery.
He was taken into custody at the termination of the pursuit.
LAPD Southeast area robbery detectives allegedly discovered that Ferguson was responsible for an additional robbery in the 5000 block of Wilshire Boulevard about two hours before the armed theft on West El Segundo Boulevard.
Police said Ferguson was also suspected of robbing another convenience store on Dec. 18 in the 800 block of West Rosecrans Avenue.
Ferguson was arrested and booked without bail on suspicion of three counts of robbery, which were filed Friday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the alleged crimes was urged to contact LAPD Southeast Area Robbery Detective Christopher Lopez at 213- 485-6914. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 877-527- 3247.