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News Release

Monday, July 28, 2003

Media Relations

Convenience Store Robbers Caught on Tape

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area Robbery Section is seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects that have been involved in three robberies at a 7-11 convenience store located at 5600 San Vicente Boulevard.

The first robbery occurred on July 14, 2003 at about 3:00 a.m., and was committed by two male Blacks armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspects bound the clerk with duct tape and removed the surveillance tape from the security system, along with several 7-11 employee uniforms. The armed suspect was described as a male Black 6’ 165 pounds, 25-30 years of age, wearing black clothing. The second suspect was described as a male Black 6’05", 250 pounds, 40 years of age, also wearing black clothing.

The second robbery occurred on July 17, 2003 at about 4:05 a.m., and was committed by a male Black suspect. The suspect was wearing a turquoise baseball cap and flowered shirt. The suspect was armed with a small semi-automatic handgun. The suspect possibly entered the store with two female blacks, also observed in the surveillance tape.

The third robbery occurred on July 19, 2003 at about 4:15 a.m., and was committed by two male blacks. The two suspects were both armed with semi-automatic handguns. The suspects were both wearing black hooded sweatshirts and white scarves over their faces. The suspects fled in a possible 1997 black Toyota Corolla. Both suspects are about 5’08", 160 pounds, and 23-24 years of age.

Surveillance videotape at the 7-11 convenience store captured surveillance footage of the suspects which is available to the media at the LAPD Media Relations Section located at 150 North Los Angeles Street, Room 626.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilshire Area Robbery Detectives at 213-473-0410. During off-hours and on weekends, please call the Wilshire Area 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 John Moreno, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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