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News Release

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Media Relations

Robbers Caught on Tape at the Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Restaurant

"Robbers Caught on Tape at the Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Restaurant"

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area Robbery Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for the armed robbery that occurred at the Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Restaurant located at 2897 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.

On July 24 2003, at 2:50 a.m., just as the restaurant was closing 3 male Black suspects posing as customers robbed the restaurant at gunpoint. During the robbery the restaurant employee was forced at gunpoint to open the safe and the suspects then took the currency.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect-1: 5’9", 140 pounds, 18-20 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and gray shiny shorts, he was also wearing shiny earrings in both ears.

Suspect-2: 5’8", 140 pounds, 18-20 years old, wearing a black long-sleeved shirt. He had a light mustache.

Suspect 3: 5’9", 160 pounds, 18-20 years old, covered his face with his T-shirt.

No arrests have been made at this time.

A video tape of the robbery is available to the media at the LAPD Media Relations Office, 150 North Los Angeles Street Room 626, 213-485-3586.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call the Wilshire Robbery Detectives at 213-473-0410. During off-hours and on weekends, please call the Wilshire Division Watch Commander at 213- 485- 4022 or the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213 485-3586.



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