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News Release

Monday, August 20, 2007

Media Relations

Robbery in Progress Shown on Video Footage

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects shown in video footage as they robbed a drug store.

On Saturday, August 11, 2007, around 11:40 a.m., two male Blacks entered the AD-RX Pharmacy at 6240 Wilshire Boulevard. The suspects walked past the front counter to the rear of the business. The first suspect, armed with a gun, confronted three employees. The robber demanded the name brand pharmaceutical drugs OxyContin and Dilaudid. When workers informed the suspect that the drugs were not available, he pistol-whipped two of the employees.

The second suspect was not armed and served as a lookout.

The suspects stole Vicodin and Tylenol 3 before fleeing the pharmacy.

The first suspect was in his 40s, 5'7" tall, 200 pounds, with a light complexion. The second suspect was in his 30s, 5'10" tall, 170 pounds, also with a light complexion.

The store employees received minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

A video of the robbery is available by request to media outlets through Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Robbery Detectives at 213-922-8205. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll-free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (877-529-2855).