Police arrested former LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao and former USC tight end Bryce Dixon on Tuesday in connection with multiple robberies in Los Angeles County.
The two 19-year-olds are also considered suspects in four robberies in Ventura County which happened this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Dixon and Lealaimatafao have already been charged for the Los Angeles County robberies:
For the crimes that allegedly occurred in Los Angeles, both men were charged Thursday with five counts of second-degree robbery, and one count each of carjacking, attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Because of a tip, police caught the pair right after one robbery, according to the report:
Los Angeles police detectives say the pair carried out five robberies in Los Angeles, including the carjacking. Some of the robberies occurred in the Rampart Division area west of downtown L.A., they said.
After one of those Rampart-area robberies Tuesday, detectives were able to get a description of a getaway car, police said. Acting on a crime alert that contained a vehicle and suspect description, Southwest Division officers stopped Dixon and Lealaimatafao in a car on Van Ness Avenue about 1 p.m.
Dixon, investigators said, had borrowed the car from a friend at USC. Police say they found evidence inside the vehicle tying the men to the robberies.
USC expelled Dixon in May of 2015 after he was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student. LSU cut ties with Lealaimatafao in June of 2015 after he was arrested and charged with simple battery and simple robbery.
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