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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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North Hollywood Swap Meet Armed Robbers Sought NR10594ne

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding two men who robbed a jewelry store inside the North Hollywood Swap Meet at gunpoint on December 18, 2010, in North Hollywood.

At around 12:15 p.m., two men walked into the North Hollywood Swap Meet in the 7300 block of Lankershim Boulevard. One of the suspects pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot one of the glass display cases belonging to B&B Co Jewelry Store and fled with an undisclosed amount of jewelry. The robbers ran eastbound and exchanged gunfire with armed, uniformed security for the swap meet. No one was injured during the exchange of gunfire and the suspects are still outstanding at this time.

The gunman is described as a male Hispanic. He stands about 5 feet 8” tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and black shoes. He was also wearing black gloves.

Suspect-2 is described as a male, Hispanic. He stands about 5 feet 8” tall and weighs 140-150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt with “LA” on the front, dark blue pants, and black shoes wearing black gloves.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call North Hollywood Division Robbery Detectives at 818-623-4061. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.