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News Release

Friday, August 17, 2012

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Restaurant Robbery Suspects Captured on Surveillance Video NR12389SF

Los Angeles:  Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify two armed suspects who robbed a sandwich shop in Boyle Heights.

On July 2, 2012, around 1:35 a.m., two men entered a restaurant in the 1800 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue.  The first suspect jumped onto the counter, as the second suspect pointed a handgun at the employees and a lone customer.  The first suspect jumped down and demanded money from the cash register while the second suspect continued to act as a look out.  After receiving the money from the cash register, the suspects left the sandwich shop.

The first suspect is described as male Black who stands 5'08", and weighs approximately 140 lbs.  
He appeared to be 30 to 40-years-old with acne scars on cheeks.  The second suspect is described as a male Black who stands 6’3”, and weighs approximately 210 lbs.  He appeared to be 28 to 30-years-old with a goatee mustache and wore prescription black framed glasses.

Detectives warn the public that the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous and if seen, community members are asked to call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about this crime or suspects, or vehicle is asked to contact Hollenbeck Area Robbery Detective Gonzalez at 323-342-8988. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed Hollenbeck Area Watch commander at 323-342-4101, or to 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.