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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Hit-and-Run Vehicle Leaves an Elderly Man in Critical Condition L.A. Councilwoman Jan Perry Offers $50,000 Reward NR11389SF

Los Angeles:  On August 23, 2011, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, Central Traffic Division Captain Ronald Marbrey and Detective Jose De Leon offered a $50,000 reward for the identification and conviction of a hit-and-run suspect.    

On June 5, 2011, at around 4:20 p.m., a 62-year-old man was crossing 43rd Street when he was struck by a car that was traveling westbound on 43rd Street, just east of Central Avenue.  The suspect left the scene without rendering aid or identifying themselves as required by law.  

The incident captured on surveillance camera showed the suspect driving away in a tan or brown sport utility vehicle described as a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Photographs and video of the suspect’s vehicle can be viewed on www.Lapdonline.org.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jose De Leon or Detective J. Mapson, Central Traffic Detectives at 213-972-1845 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-972-1953.   The investigating detectives remind the public that all information will be kept strictly confidential.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anonymous calls can also be made to 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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