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News Release

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Media Relations

Carl's Junior Robbery Caught on Tape

Los Angeles: LAPD detectives have released DVD footage of a robbery that occurred in late December at a Carl's Junior in mid-Los Angeles.

The robbery occurred on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, just before 1:00 P.M., in the 500 block of South Western Avenue.

According to investigators, the man entered the front entrance of the restaurant and walked up to the counter. The suspect simulated a gun and demanded money from the clerk. After taking the money, the robber left in a gray 1993 Honda Accord 4-door.

The suspect was a Hispanic man in his late 20s, 5'10" tall, weighing approximately 215 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, black shorts, black shoes and a black baseball cap bearing the letters "NYPD."

"The person in these photos is a regular customer and was seen at the restaurant on many occasions," said Detective Webster Wong. "We are hoping someone will recognize him and call the police."

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Division Robbery Detectives Wong or Earl Perry at 213-922-8205. On weekends and during off hours, call the 24-hour toll-free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).