On January 25 at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Officers were flagged down by a victim of a robbery that took place at 800 Degrees on the 100 block of Wilshire. According to the victim, he had posted his Rolex watch for sale on Craigslist and he was going to meet up with a potential buyer. The suspect, later identified as Johnny Johnson, 18, of Los Angeles, had contacted the victim and told him to meet up with him in order to complete the sale. As Johnson was trying on the watch, he stood up and sprayed the victim’s face with pepper spray. The victim stood up in an attempt to stop him, then a fight ensued in the restaurant. The scuffle continued onto the sidewalk outside of the business. Johnson then got up and ran away from the establishment.
The victim was able to take the small can of pepper spray that Johnson had in his possession. Additional evidence was collected as well. After a thorough investigation, Johnny Johnson was arrested on March 3. Johnson was arrested for robbery, bail was set at $50,000.
Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.