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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Cameras Catch Brazen Liquor Store Robbery NR10210ah

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Rampart detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who brazenly robbed a liquor store at gun point in Los Angeles on    March 29, 2010.

The robbery happened around 5 p.m. at Lee’s Liquor located at 1800 West 6th Street.  According to investigators, a man entered the store while his accomplice stood outside acting as a lookout.  One inside the store, the man brandished a semi-automatic handgun at the store clerk and demanded money from the cash register.  The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the pair escaped on foot.  There was no vehicle seen and the cashier was not hurt as a result of the incident. 

Both suspects are described as Hispanic.  The first suspect is 20 to 25 years old, between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs between 140 and 150 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black poncho with a hoodie, blue jeans and black athletic shoes and has a goatee style beard on his chin. 

The second suspect is 20 to 25 years old, between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs between 130 and 140 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a hooded black sweatshirt and black jeans.

Video footage of the suspects is available at www.lapdtv.org.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Rampart robbery detectives at 213-484-3631.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.