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News Release

Friday, July 25, 2003

Media Relations

Armed and Dangerous Robbery Suspects


 

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at 11:40 p.m., three male Black suspects walked up to a parking lot attendant, who was working inside a parking lot structure located at 3000 block of Wilshire Boulevard.

Two of the suspects robbed the attendant at gunpoint. The suspects took the money and fled southbound Serrano Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard. A security guard observed the events from his surveillance camera and walked outside to confront the suspects.

When the guard ordered the suspects to stop, one of the suspects pulled out his handgun and fired once at the guard, who returned fire. It is believed one of the suspects was hit in the upper torso. The other two suspects carried him to their vehicle, which they parked on 7th Street and Serrano Avenue.

The guard followed the suspects to their vehicle and again became involved in a shooting with the suspects. One of the suspects appeared to have been seriously hurt and was possibly transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The suspects vehicle is described as a mid-eighties, white Cadillac with 2-doors. The vehicle also has a bullet hole in the driver’s side door.

The suspects are described as male Blacks, 25-30 years of age. The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating these dangerous robbery suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Robbery Detectives Spafford or Corona at 213-473-0414. 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.