Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Wednesday, December 8, 1999

Media Relations

Victim Robbed Inside Police Station

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, December 8, 1999

On Friday, December 3, 1999, at approximately 7:30 PM, an armed robbery occurred in the front lobby of 77th Police Station.

The victim, a 20 year old male, was at the ATM attempting to withdraw some money when he observed the suspect kneeling on the floor behind him holding a knife and waving it toward the victim while the he stated something to the victim. The victim feared the suspect was going to stab him and ran past the suspect to the front desk which was approximately 30 feet away.

Officers Rudy Chavez and James Huett responded to the ATM and observed the suspect taking money from the dispenser. The knife was on the shelf of the ATM. The officers detained the suspect and discovered he was in possession of the victim's ATM card. They also verified that the suspect had withdrawn forty dollars from the victim's account. The suspect was arrested and booked for 211 P.C., Armed Robbery.

Suspect:
Willie Myles, male Black, 44 years old, a resident of Los Angeles, $35,000.00 Bail

Prepared by Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.



For Release 2:20 pm PST
December 8, 1999