2 suspects arrested for allegedly robbing men who were followed from Hollywood strip club, LAPD says

City News Service
Friday, August 26, 2022
2 arrested in robbery of men followed from Hollywood strip club
Two men were arrested for allegedly robbing three other men after following them from a strip club in the Hollywood area in July.

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Two Northern California men who allegedly robbed three other men after following them from a strip club in the Hollywood area in July were in custody Thursday.

Michael Moore, 27, of Fairfield, and Amough Keyana Bonton, 21, of Sacramento, were arrested on Monday by members of the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division Follow Home Task Force, the LAPD reported.

Both men were out on bail on "gun charges" at the time of their arrests, police said.

The crime occurred about 4 a.m. on July 6, according to the LAPD.

"Three men had just left the Crazy Girls adult entertainment club in Hollywood and stopped at a gas station at the 7800 block of Melrose Avenue," police said in a statement. "Two suspect vehicles stopped in the alley behind the gas station and six suspects emerged from the two vehicles. Two suspects pointed handguns at the three victims. The suspects took jewelry, money and phones from the three victims and fled in the two vehicles."

Detectives determined that the six suspects were patrons in the Hollywood club at the same time as the victims, police said. The investigation led to the service of a search warrant at "a Hollywood apartment connected to Moore and Bonton ... (where) detectives recovered two handguns and thousands of dollars in cash," police said.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Moore and Bonton with three counts of robbery, police said. Moore remains in custody on $305,000 bail, and Bonton remains in custody on $105,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

"Detectives believe the suspects may be involved in other robberies and are seeking to identify the remaining suspects," police said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Follow Home Robbery Task Force at 213-486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.