Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Memorial BadgeLos Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Friday, August 2, 2013

Media Relations

Hollywood Kidnap/Robbery Suspects Sought NR13258bb

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Division Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of suspects who committed a Kidnap/Robbery in the Hollywood area.

On July 23, 2013, around 4 p.m., while sitting in his vehicle parked in the 8000 block of Carlton Way, the victim told investigators that a white Chevy van stopped alongside his vehicle and three suspects emerged from the van and kidnapped the victim.  After some time, the suspects drove to a gas station where money was exchanged and the victim was released. 

Suspect-1 is only described as a male, no further description.  Suspect-2 is a described as a male, possible Hispanic.  Suspect-3 is described as male Hispanic, 40 to 45 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 180-185 pounds (see composite sketch).  Suspect-4 was the driver; no description.  The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives Alvarez or Kukaua at (213) 972-2954 or (213) 972-2932. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should 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) 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.





Suspect-3 is described as male Hispanic, 40 to 45 years of age, approximately 5 feet 8 inches and weighs between 180-185 pounds.


Suspect Vehicle description:

•White 2000-2006 Chevy Express commercial type van
•Sliding door on passenger side door
•Standard rims



iWatch