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News Release

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Media Relations

Detectives Seek Public Help in Identifying Attempt Robbery Suspect

"Detectives Seek Public Help in
Identifying Attempt Robbery Suspect"


Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Robbery Detectives are seeking the publics help in identifying a man that was captured on a video surveillance camera during a robbery attempt outside the Bank of America.

On February 5, at about 7:00 p.m., the victim was using the Bank of America ATM machine in the 2700 block of South Figueroa, when two men walked up and pointed a gun at him. The two men demanded money, but the victim began to run away. One of the suspects fired a shot and hit the victim in the leg.

One of the suspects is seen loitering near the ATM machine just before the robbery attempt. He is described as a male Hispanic, 6'0, 220 lbs., 20-25 years old. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white shoes.

Surveillance video and photo available at Media Relations Section.

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

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section. For questions please call 213-485-3586.