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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding two men who robbed an IHOP restaurant at gunpoint on April 13, 2010, in the Venice area.

At around 5:25 a.m., two men walked into the restaurant located at 4070 Lincoln Boulevard.  One of the men, carrying a chrome handgun, confronted a female cashier, threatened to shoot her and demanded money.  The suspect then ordered the clerk to get the register key.  The pair then walked back to the cash register, opened it and removed cash from the drawer.  Afterward, the gunman turned to the employee and demanded her money.  The clerk handed over her money and her cell phone.  The pair escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim’s property.

The gunman is described as a 17-or-18-year-old/male African American.  He stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt with the logo “Big Homie” written across the front and gray pants.

His accomplice is also an African American male of the same age.  He also stands about 5 feet
8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweat shirt, black pants, and a black beanie.  

*Video of the suspects is available at “www.lapdtv.org”

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Pacific robbery detectives at 310-482-6396.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.