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News Release

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, is seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a serial robbery suspect.

On May of 2018, detectives began investigating a series of robberies involving a lone male Hispanic driving a truck. The suspect would approach pedestrians on the street and ask them for help in moving furniture.

Once the victim would agree, the victim would enter the suspect's vehicle and would be driven to a residential area. The suspect would brandish a handgun and rob them of their cash.

The suspect would order the victim out of the vehicle and flee the location. Investigators have identified 17 victims, that have been targeted by this suspect.

The suspect has been primarily targeting victims in the areas of Arleta, Pacoima and Panorama City. The most recent robbery occurred on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the 6800 block of Firmament Avenue in Van Nuys.

The suspect is a male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, standing at 5'05"- 5'09" tall, weighing approximately 200-250 pounds, 40-55 years of age, and armed with a black handgun.

The suspect has been driving various trucks and SUVs (F-150, GMC, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram, Yukon, Expedition and Suburban).

Robbery Homicide Division detectives working with the assistance of City Council President Nury Martinez, obtained a $15,000 reward requesting the public's assistance for information that will lead to the identity, arrest and conviction of the suspect involved in this series of robberies.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Robbery Homicide Detectives Teresa Alonzo or Daniel Jaramillo at 213-486-6840. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.