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News Release

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Robber Pulls Trigger and Experiences a Misfire NR17162im

Boyle Heights: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

On May 27, 2017, at 5:10 p.m., a suspect entered a business located in the 900 block of North Forest Avenue. The suspect pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money. The employee was not injured, however the suspect attempted to shoot by pressing the trigger several times and experienced a misfire. The suspect had the employee place money in a bag and then fled on foot.

The suspect's face is seen momentarily prior to him entering the store. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 25-30 years-old, with a mustache, black hair and stands at 5' 8" tall and weighs approximately 180.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Hollenbeck Robbery Detectives, at (323) 342-8981. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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.