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Friday, December 16, 2011

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Suspects Caught during Jewelry Store Robbery NR11569rh

Los Angeles:  On Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 11 a.m., three male Black suspects entered a jewelry store located in the 3200 block of Wilshire Boulevard.  One of the suspects held the security guard at gun point while the other two smashed the glass jewelry cases with a hammer.

During the robbery, the suspects removed thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from the display cases. The suspects then ran out the back door.  Outside the store, they encountered the parking lot security guard, a male Korean, who they bludgeoned in an attempt to escape. The suspects then tried to take a vehicle driven by a Korean woman but, were unsuccessful. The suspects then took a Korean man’s 2001 white GMC Savana van with a California License Plate 6T97736.

A third vehicle, a green Toyota van was seen leaving the scene driven by the third suspect.  The stolen green van was reported earlier to police and was found abandoned about one mile away from the jewelry store.

The parking lot security guard was initially listed in critical condition and is now in stable condition.

First suspect is described as a male black, 20-25 years-old, between 5’8”and 6’ tall and weighed 180-200 pounds. He was seen wearing dark pants, a white long sleeve hooded shirt and blue jeans.

Second suspect is described as a male black, 20-25 years-old, between 5’8” and 6’ tall and weighed 180-200 pounds. He was seen wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt.

Third suspect is described as a male black, 20-25 years-old, between 5’8” and 6’ tall and weighed 180-200 pounds. He was seen wearing a dark baseball hat, dark jacket, white shirt and dark pants.

The community should consider the suspects armed and dangerous.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime or the involved individuals please contact Olympic Robbery Detectives at 213-382-9103. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  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.

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