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Media Release

March 30, 2022

Suspect Arrested and Charged for Attempted Armed Robbery on South Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills, Calif. – On Friday, February 25, at 3:09 P.M., Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) Police Officers responded to the 200 block of South Beverly Drive for an attempted armed robbery. Prior to police arrival, one suspect fled on foot while a second suspect left in a white SUV. During a search of the area, it was discovered that the suspect had discarded a loaded handgun which was found inside a metal trash bin in a nearby alley. BHPD Detectives identified Kavian Sims-Petty as the suspect who discarded the handgun. 

On Wednesday, March 9, Los Angeles Police Department and BHPD Detectives served a search warrant at a location in Los Angeles. During the service of the warrant, Kavian Sims-Petty was arrested for an unrelated homicide investigation in the City of Los Angeles. The BHPD investigation connected Sims-Petty to the attempted armed robbery in Beverly Hills. 

On March 10, Kavian Sims-Petty of Victorville, California, was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office with the Beverly Hills attempted robbery 664/211 PC, and 245(A)(2) PC – Assault with a firearm.  He was also charged with a homicide, 187 PC, which occurred in the City of Los Angeles.  

The BHPD is continuing the investigation for other individuals, including the second suspect seen on multiple videos, attacking the victim.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the BHPD at 310-285-2125. Anonymous reports can be made by text to TIP BEVHILLSPD followed by the tip information to 888777. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. To access Crime Stoppers, download the "P3 Tips" mobile app or use the website http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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Lieutenant Giovanni Trejo
Public Information Officer
mediarelations@beverlyhills.org


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