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News Release

Monday, December 30, 2002

Media Relations

Robbery Victim Found Dead at Home


Los Angeles: On Saturday, December 28, 2002, at approximately 10:55 a.m., Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a possible homicide at 9405 Sierra Mar Place in the Hollywood Hills. Preliminary investigation revealed that a friend of the deceased had arrived at the residence that morning, only to discover his lifeless body in the living room. The friend contacted a neighbor, who called 9-1-1.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Subsequent investigation by the detectives revealed that the victim had sustained a fatal gunshot wound during a possible robbery at his residence. There is no suspect(s) description at this time.

The victim has been identified as Robert Michael Lubin, 56 years of age, a resident of Los Angeles.

The incident is being handled by Hollywood Area Homicide Unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact the detectives at 213-485-6410. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.