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Monday, July 16, 2012

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Robbery Suspect Captured on Tape NR12334

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Division Robbery Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect whose images were captured on surveillance video committing two robberies in the San Pedro area.

On July 1, 2012, around 9:15 p.m., a male Hispanic suspect entered a business located in the 300 block of Gaffey St and robbed the store employee, using a knife.  The suspect took cash from the employee then fled the location on foot.

On July 9, 2012, around 6:20 p.m., the same suspect entered a business located in the 700 block of South Pacific Ave and robbed the store employee, using a knife.  The suspect took cash and merchandise from the employee then fled the location.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, about 20 to 25-years-old, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.  He was wearing white or silver rimmed sunglasses, a black t-shirt and  black pants.

Anyone with information on this crime or the suspect, is urged to call LAPD’s Harbor Area Robbery Detectives at 310-726-7757.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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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