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News Release

Monday, July 1, 2002

Media Relations

Home-Invasion Robbery Investigation Results in Four Arrests

What:
Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division, will hold a press conference to announce the arrest of home-invasion robbery suspects.

When:
Monday, July 1, 2002, at 3:00 P.M.

Where:
In front of Parker Center, 150 North Los Angeles Street.

Los Angeles: On May 21, 2002, a home-invasion robbery occurred in the Hancock Park area. Two male juveniles rang the victim’s doorbell and posed as candy solicitors. When the victim answered the door the suspects, armed with handguns, forced their entry and let two additional adult suspects inside the residence. All three occupants inside the house were bound, blindfolded, and assaulted while being robbed of their money, jewelry, and credit cards. After the robbery, the suspects fled in an unknown type sport-utility vehicle.

Robbery-Homicide Detectives conducting the investigation recovered forensic evidence at the scene of the crime, which ultimately led to the identification and arrest of one of the adult suspect, 20 year-old Jalon Carwell. Additional leads developed early in the investigation resulted in the identification and arrest of the 16, and 14 year-old juvenile suspects.

An arrest warrant was obtained for the fourth suspect, identified as 20 year-old Tyrus Green. Tyrus Green was located and arrested on June 27, 2002. Bail has been set in excess of one million dollars for each suspect.

Following the arrest of these suspects, the investigation revealed this group was also involved in a robbery of a Venice area business on May 20, 2002.

Councilman Tom LaBonge, LAPD Deputy Chief David Kalish, RHD Captain D. Tatreau, and the investigating detectives will be present at the press conference.

Booking photographs of the two adult suspects will be released at the press conference.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation, or if anyone recognizes these suspects involved in other crimes, is urged to call Robbery-Homicide detectives at 213-763-5057. On weekends or during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at Detective Investigation Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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