Friday, August 20, 2010
Pharmacy Robbery Suspects Sought NR10419bbLos Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects who robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint.
On August 8, 2010, at around 2:10 a.m., a female suspect entered the Walgreens pharmacy located in the 4000 block of Lincoln Boulevard in LAPD’s Pacific Area. She lingered for about 40 minutes until three male suspects entered the store, one wielding a handgun. The suspects forced the store’s unarmed security guard to lead them to the safe and then forced a store employee to open it and give them the money inside. The suspects then left the store with over $4,500. A witness reported seeing the suspects drive off in a late-model, silver, four-door Pontiac Grand Prix.
Suspect #1 is described as a Black female with reddish-pink hair, approximately 5 feet tall, weighing 110-120 pounds and about 20 years old. She had a large distinctive tattoo covering the front of her chest and was last seen wearing a black shirt with pink trim, gray hooded sweatshirt with a fur collar and blue jeans.
Suspect #2 is described as a Black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and about 20 years old. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. He was armed with a blue steel, semi-automatic handgun.
The other two suspects were described as Black males, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 160-180 pounds and about 20 years old. They were also last seen wearing hooded sweatshirts.
*Images of the suspects were captured by surveillance cameras within the store and are attached to this release.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Pacific Area Robbery Detective John Armando at 310-482-6396. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should 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) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.