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News Release

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Media Relations

Pawn Shop Robbery Caught on Tape

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Area Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the robbers responsible for an armed robbery that occurred at the United Pawn Brokers No. 3 located at 5857 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles.

On May 28, 2003, at about 1:40 p.m., three young men entered the pawn shop posing as customers. Suddenly, they pulled-out handguns and forced the owner, his employee, and an elderly female customer to the ground. The robbers took over $30,000 in jewelry and cash and left the shop in a 4 door, black, 1990-1995 Nissan Maxima.

Each of the robbers were armed with blue steel revolvers and are described as male Blacks between the ages of 18-20 years old and have dark complexions.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Videotape of the robbery is available to the media at Media Relations Section, 150 North Los Angeles Street, Room 626.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call the 77th Street Detectives, at 213-473-4861. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-Hour toll free number, at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.