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News Release

Friday, May 15, 2009

Media Relations

Three Suspects Burglarize Neighborhood Market - NR09236rf

Los Angeles:  A trio of suspects burglarized a small neighborhood market in central Los Angeles, escaping with both cash and groceries.

On May 12, 2009, just before 10:30 a.m., three suspects entered a small market in the 4000 block of South Hooper Avenue.  The suspects are described as follows:

 Race  Height  Weight
 Male  Black
 5’10”- 6’3”  220 – 240  30 – 40
 Female  Black  5’2” – 5’5”  130 – 150  30 – 40
 Female  White  5’5” – 5’8”  150 – 170
 35 – 40

The white female suspect posed as a customer and purchased something a few minutes before the robbery.  Then the other two suspects entered the store, gathered some groceries and waited for other customers to leave before forcing a store employee at gunpoint to open the cash register.  The suspects then left the area in an unidentified vehicle.

Surveillance photos of the suspects and video of the incident are being sent with this release.  Suspect photos and are also available from the LAPD Media Relations Section, and the surveillance video of the incident will be available later today at

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Los Angeles Police Department Newton Division Detective Marsden at 323-846-6572.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to the Newton Division watch commander at (323) 846-6547 or to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Tips may also be sent by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters “LAPD” or by submitting information on the LAPD website,  All tips may remain anonymous.



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