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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Media Relations

Robbery Series Targets Fast Food Restaurants NA12015rf

WHAT:
News conference to discuss details of a series of robberies targeting fast food restaurants in LAPD’s Northeast Division.  

WHEN:
Thursday. Jan. 19, 2012
4 p.m.

WHERE:
LAPD Northeast Area Community Police Station
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles 90065

WHO:
District 1 Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes
District 14 Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar
LAPD Northeast Area Commanding Officer Captain William Murphy
LAPD Hollenbeck Area Patrol Commanding Officer Captain Daryl Russell

WHY:
To assist Northeast and Hollenbeck robbery detectives in their investigation of a series of robberies at various fast food restaurants in the areas of Highland Park, Lincoln Heights and Cypress Park.

MORE INFO:
Between Dec. 9, 2011 and Jan. 7 of this year, a number of robberies have occurred at fast food restaurants during which a lone gunman threatens employees with a handgun and demands money from the cash register.  He then escapes with the money on foot.

The suspect is described as a 24- to 27-year-old male Hispanic who stands about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 135 pounds.  He has dark-colored hair and eyes and wears a dark-colored hoodie-type sweater with dark, baggy pants.

    **A composite drawing and/or surveillance photo of the suspect will be available during the news conference**   

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call LAPD Northeast Area robbery detectives at 323-344-5751.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

CONTACT:
For further information, contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

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