Franky Salerno is the owner of KloudPusherz, an LA-area clothing store that has been robbed repeatedly. He was recently put in the ICU by a stomach-churning attack, with thieves brutally beating him before taking off with cash and jewelry.
Shocking surveillance footage of the attack has emerged, showing the two hooded thieves entering the store and viciously beating him. If you have the stomach, it can be watched below. As you can see in the video, Mr. Salerno bravely attempted to fight back, but he was not able to win against the hooded, armed thugs that robbed his store.
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The men were left for dead on the floor of the blood-soaked boutique.
— Video Forensics (@Video_Forensics) May 13, 2023
KTLA reported that the vicious thieves “wanted Salerno’s gold necklace, Rolex watch and other jewelry.” The Daily Mail reported that both of the suspects were “described as black males, one of whom was wearing a black face mask, a black hoodie with an ‘X’ emblazoned on the back and black pants.”
The victim’s girlfriend, Ivana Octaviani, said that she was so fed up with the high amount of violent crime and other crime in L.A. that she left the state, moving to Arizona earlier in the week. Two days after she moved, thieves broke into KloudPusherz and cleared out most of the merchandise, stealing everything they could get their hands on. The very next day, while Mr. Salerno waited for the police to take a report on what happened, the armed thieves walked in and assaulted him, leaving him hospitalized and stealing what remained from his store.
In the brutal attack, the thieves fractured his skull, eye socket, nose, and hand. Speaking about the assault and the resulting damage to Mr. Salerno, Ms. Octaviani said, “Franky got assaulted on Wednesday, but he was there that day with his friend waiting for the police to come because his shop was broken into the night before. They took most of his merchandise. On the back of his head, it’s like all staples, it’s crazy.”
She added, “Is this what we’ve become? L.A. was once a great city. California was once a great state, but look at it now. What happened?”
Ms. Octaviani also created a GoFundMe to help Mr. Salerno pay his hospital expenses from the injuries he suffered in the brutal attack. She said:
My name is Ivana Octaviani. My boyfriend was assaulted at his store on Wednesday at 430pm. 2 gunmen came to his clothing store in DTLA and robbed him of his jewelry.
He fought so hard that he ends up in ICU multiple fractures – skull, eye socket, nose, hand.. and multiple staples on the back of his head and stitches. Crazy enough that he actually was there with his friend that day waiting for police to come so he can file police report of burglary that happened the night before. He is the kindest person you’ve ever met and always greet everyone.
His friend got kicked on the head and passed out when trying to help Franky. Even though I’m grateful he and his friends survived this, it could be worse. They are scared for life.
I’ll use this fund to get him back in his feet. From burglary and then robbery.. I have no words. I don’t even know how much his medical expense gonna be.
Featured image credit: Mr. Salerno image from GoFundMe, suspects image from embedded ABC 7 video
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