Two Men Charged in Connection to Multiple Robberies, Assaults in the San Gabriel Valley, Including Hacienda Heights

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón. LASD

Los Angeles- Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Russell Hardy, Jr. and Cameron DeShawn Perry have been charged with robbing and assaulting multiple people, some who are elderly, in the cities of Industry, Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights. One of the incidents in Hacienda Heights included a viral video of an elderly woman being attacked.

“No one in our community should have to leave their home in fear that they will be robbed and assaulted while running errands,” District Attorney Gascón said. “These robberies and assaults that have targeted our community, including elderly residents who are among some of the most vulnerable members, not only jeopardizes the safety and security of our neighborhoods, but also exploits those who deserve our utmost respect and protection.

My office is working to ensure those responsible for these reprehensible acts are swiftly brought to justice. Our commitment to safeguarding our community, especially those who are most at risk, remains unwavering. My office’s Bureau of Victim Services remains ready to assist these victims who require our services during this time.”

Russell Hardy Jr., aka Russel Hardy (06/10/04) and Cameron Deshawn Perry (dob 09/27/03) were charged in case KA133602. Hardy and Perry are each charged with two counts of second-degree robbery; two counts of first-degree automated teller machine robbery; and one count of attempted second-degree robbery. Perry also is charged with two counts of elder or dependent adult abuse.

Hardy’s arraignment was scheduled today in Dept. N at the Pomona Courthouse. Perry is scheduled to be arraigned on August 21 at the Pomona Courthouse.

On May 30, Perry allegedly robbed a woman at 1457 Nogales St., in Rowland Heights. The woman was exiting a jewelry store when Perry allegedly grabbed her purse from her hands and ran away. Inside the purse was $150,000 in jewelry. A witness observed Perry entering a blue sedan allegedly driven by Hardy.

On June 9, Perry allegedly robbed a woman who withdrew money from an ATM at 17801 Colima Road in Industry. Perry allegedly stole the victim’s wallet as she returned to her vehicle. A witness observed a blue car speed away from the scene, allegedly driven by Hardy.

On June 14, a 73-year-old woman was in a parking lot at 1611 Azusa Ave., in Hacienda Heights when Perry allegedly approached her from behind, grabbed her purse, which had money in it, and ran away.

On July 2, a man was exiting a bank at 18958 Daisetta St., in Rowland Heights when he was allegedly approached by Perry who hit him on the head several times with a pistol and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim refused and Perry allegedly fired a shot into the air. A fight ensued and Perry ran away empty handed. Perry was observed by a witness entering a blue sedan, allegedly driven by Hardy.

On August 14, a 75-year-old woman was walking away from an ATM at 1605 Azusa Ave., in Hacienda Heights when Perry allegedly walked up to her and attempted to steal her crossbody purse. A struggle ensued causing the victim to fall to the ground while still holding her purse. Perry allegedly dragged the victim across the parking lot until she let go. A witness recorded the incident on their phone. Hardy allegedly drove Perry away from the scene.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


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