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Monday, July 1, 2013

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Detectives Seeking Help to Identify Robbery Suspects NR13217cj

Los Angeles:  Detectives released a video that captured the robbery of a neighborhood business.

On June 21, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. two suspects entered the Boost Mobile Cell Phone store located in the 500 block of East Florence Avenue.  One suspect posed as a customer and walked up to the counter while the second suspect walked behind the counter holding a gun in his right hand. The suspect pointed the gun at the employees and ordered the employees to lie on the ground. The suspect who posed as the customer walked behind the counter and ordered one of the employees to take him to the office.  Both suspects ransacked the business and took money and various cell phones including ten Apple iPhones.

One suspect was described as a 28-year-old African American male with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.  The second suspect is described as a 28-year-old African American male with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Newton Area Robbery Detective Medina or Detective O’Brien at (323) 846-6572. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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