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Friday, September 16, 2011

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Detectives Seeking Help to Identify Robbery Suspect NR11431cj

Los Angeles: Detectives released a video that captured the robbery of a neighborhood mini market.  The suspect produced sawed off shotgun, pointed at the cashier and demanded money.

On August 12, 2011 at 1655 hours, the suspect entered a mini market located in the 5900 block of South San Pedro Street.  The suspect told the cashier in Spanish that he was embarrassed but needed the money. The suspect immediately pulled a sawed off shotgun from his left jacket sleeve. The suspect demanded money and pointed the shotgun at the cashier.  The cashier in fear for her life opened the cash register and handed the money to the suspect.  The suspect took the money and walked out of the mini market.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 505-507, 190/210 pounds and 30-35 years of age.


Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Newton Area Robbery Detective Medina at 323-846-6572.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website,  All tips will remain anonymous.



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