From the LAPD:
Recent increase in robberies in the Venice Beach area.
There has been a recent increase of robberies in the Venice Beach area. Pedestrians carrying electronic devices such as iPhones and iPods have been targeted. Do not walk around with electronic devices or earplugs exposed and be aware of your surroundings.
If you have information to report that could help lead to an arrest in this crime/crime activity, please contact police.
LAPD – Pacific
12312 Culver Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066