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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are investigating a series of robberies and shootings that occurred in the Van Nuys and North Hollywood areas over a one hour span.

On Jan. 27, 2010, at about 1:00 a.m., LAPD Van Nuys Division officers were dispatched to the 14400 block of Sherman Way where a 45-year-old man was robbed of his wallet and shot.   Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics also responded to the incident and transported the victim to a local hospital where his condition was listed as extremely critical.

The suspects were seen entering a silver Hummer H3 Sports Utility Vehicle and were last seen driving northbound on Van Nuys Boulevard.  Both suspects are described as male, Hispanic, 5'5"- 6' tall, 148-180 pounds and are in their mid 20's to mid 30's.  Both suspects were armed with handguns and wearing dark clothing.  .

The same suspects are believed to have been responsible for a shooting that occurred earlier that same morning in the 12500 block of Vanowen Street and a robbery that occurred in the 14300 block of Vanowen Street.  There were no injuries reported as a result of these crimes.

Images of the suspect were captured by surveillance cameras within the clinic and are available at www.lapdtv.org.

Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call Van Nuys Division detectives at 818-374-0086.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.


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