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News Release

Wednesday, February 9, 2000

Media Relations

Reward Being Offered for the Arrest of Bank Robber

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, February 9, 2000


On January 27, 2000 at approximately 3:00 p.m. a bank robbery occurred at the Bank of America located at 1572 W. Sunset Blvd. (Echo Park area). The suspect is responsible for seven other robberies at the same location. He has also committed bank robberies in the City of Glendale and West Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect. A $5,000.00 reward leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect is being offered by Bank of America.

For any information, the public is asked to contact Detective Mejia, Robbery-Homicide Division, Bank Squad at 213-485-0780. After hours, weekends, and Holidays, 213-485-2504 or the FBI at 310-477-6565.

Media Relations has a still photograph of the suspect taken from the bank surveillance camera. The photo is available for the media at 150 N. Los Angeles Street in room 626. For further inquiries call 213-485-3586.


For Release 8:00 am PST
February 9, 2000



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