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News Release

Friday, January 11, 2002

Media Relations

Victim of Large Amount of Stolen Cash Seeks Public's Help - Reward Offered

"Victim of Large Amount of Stolen Cash Seeks Public's Help -
Reward Offered"


Press Conference

Friday, January 11, 2002
4:00 p.m.

Southwest Area Community Police Station
1546 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On Saturday, January 5, 2002 at approximately 2:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) burglarized to cars parked near the Panda Restaurant which is located at 2828 S. Figueroa Street in Southwest Division. The suspects smashed the windows of a white Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle and took One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000). The suspects then broke the windows to a blue Mercedes-Benz 320 sedan, and took approximately Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00).

The victim of these burglaries is offering a substantial reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Theodore Williams, Southwest Support Division, Auto Theft Section at 213-485-6777 or 213-485-6778 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Pubic Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.