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News Release

Monday, July 21, 2003

Media Relations

Follow-Home Bandit Caught on Video


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area Robbery Section is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect that followed-home a single female and robbed her of a large sum of money.

On July 12, 2003, at 11:35 a.m., a male Black entered the Bank of America located at 8501 West Pico Boulevard. The suspect stood behind the victim as she waited for window service. The suspect then walked up to another service window and asked a question, with no transaction made. He then walked away from the window and sat down in a chair waiting for the victim to finish her transaction. When the victim was done she walked out of the bank and went home, unaware that the suspect had followed her. Once at home, and while still seated in her vehicle, the suspect approached her, simulated a gun and demanded the money she had gotten from the bank.

Surveillance videotape at the bank caught the suspect’s image and is available to the media at the LAPD Media Relations Section located at 150 North Los Angeles Street, room 626. The suspect is 5’-7" to 5’-9", 160-175 pounds, and 20-25 years of age. The suspect also has a mole under his right eye.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilshire Area Robbery Detectives Esparra or Miles at 213-473-0297. During off-hours and on weekends, please call the Wilshire Division Watch Commander at 213-485-4022 or the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.