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Friday, March 12, 2010

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Four Suspects Sought in Store Robbery NR10121ah

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Division detectives are looking for four people who robbed the L.A. Smoke Shop at 4968 Hollywood Boulevard on Mar. 7.

Surveillance tape showed a woman entering the store first, posing as a customer.  The woman then left the store and drove off in a light-blue van.  Shortly after, three men carrying handguns walked into the store and demanded money from the store clerk.  The trio left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in the getaway van driven by the female. The clerk was not hurt.

The female bandit is described as African American, between 16-18 years of age.  She stands between 5 feet 3 inches to5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.  She has long black hair pulled back in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a pair of blue jeans, a white short-sleeve shirt and white shoes.

The three men are also described as African American in their 30s.  They stood between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighed between 170-180 pounds and were last seen wearing dark jeans and hooded jackets.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Northeast robbery detectives at          213-847-4270.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877 LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.





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