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Thursday, February 3, 2000

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Suspect Wanted in Connection With Jewelry Theft

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, February 3, 2000

SUSPECT WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH JEWELRY THEFT

The Los Angeles Police Department, Burglary-Auto Theft Division, is investigating a Grand Theft that occurred on Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at approximately 3:00 p.m. A suspect, wearing a uniform and posing as a "Brink's" Security Guard, entered a business in The Downtown Jewelry Mart and intercepted $835,000 worth of jewelry and diamonds destined for a jewelry show in Florida. (The jewelry had an overlapping logo of a "SC").

The suspect is described as a male, white, Black hair, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches, weighing 190 to 200 pounds, 40 to 42 years of age.

A composite drawing of the suspect is available either at Media Relations Section or by clicking on "Most Wanted."

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the assistance of the community by asking that any witness contact Burglary-Auto Theft Detective Evans or Detective Brazzill at 213-485-2524 ; after business hours call 213-485-2504.

There is a $25,000 reward being offered by the victim (business owner) for information leading to the recovery of the property and the arrest and conviction of the suspect.






For Release 8:40 am PST
February 3, 2000


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