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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Brazen Home Invasion Robbery Suspects Sought NR12041kr

Los Angeles:  LAPD Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify three home invasion robbery suspects who tied up one victim during a robbery.

On January 9, 2012, at about 2:35 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 12000 block of Dunblane Avenue to investigate a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

Officers discovered the suspects had forced their way into two different homes in the area, ransacking them and taking items of jewelry.  One resident who confronted the suspects was tied up by them but not injured.

They are described as two 20- to 25-year-old male Blacks, one 6 foot 3 inches tall weighing about 200 to 225 pounds and the other 5 feet 9 inches tall weighing about 170 to 180 pounds.  When they ran from the residence, both ran to a waiting newer-model, white Chevrolet Traverse Sports Utility Vehicle with collision damage on the passenger's front door, driven by a third suspect.

Anyone with information about these crimes, suspects, or their vehicle is asked to call Devonshire Area Robbery Detective Matthew Phelps at 818-832-0609. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  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.