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News Release

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Media Relations

Retail Robber on a Rampage


Los Angeles: On January 23, 2005, a robbery suspect went on a retail store rampage, raiding a Blockbuster Video Store and a Payless Shoe Source.

On Sunday morning, around 11:30 a.m., a suspect entered the Blockbuster Video Store located in the 4200 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard. The suspect approached a store clerk, simulated a handgun, demanded money then left the video store with the cash.

Later that day, at 3:35 p.m., the same suspect, entered a Payless Shoe Source in the 3600 block of South La Brea Avenue, simulated a handgun, robbed a salesperson then left with the money.

The suspect was described as a male Black, between 30 and 32 years old. He stood 6'00"-6'2" tall and weighed 200-220 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding the series of crimes is asked to contact the Southwest Robbery Detectives at 213-485-2561. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the Detective Information Desk 24-hour toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the LAPD's Media Relations Section. Should you need addition information or digital photographs of the suspect, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.