A string of armed robberies have been going down in Las Olas lately, according to an announcement from Las Olas Village, a group that describes itself as an "urban renewal project dedicated to revitalizing a key section" of the area.
photo by: Ian Witlen
The group is calling for a bigger police presence in the area after what it's calling "a dangerous pattern of robberies" have been happening near Las Olas Boulevard.
Particularly, the group says at least one of the armed robberies have happened in the parking lots behind the restaurants Rocco's Tacos, located at 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
and Fork & Balls, located at 1301 E. Las Olas Blvd. They also say there was a robbery that happened in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 401 SE 15th Ave., which is one block south of East Las Olas Blvd.