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News Release

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Media Relations

Serial Robber Nabbed; Public's Help Still Needed


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Area Robbery Section is currently investigating several home invasion robberies committed by a suspect in the Beachwood Canyon area of Hollywood.

On June 7, 2003, Bruce McKinney, a 42 year-old male Black and a resident of Los Angeles, was arrested by University of Southern California Campus Police for several residential burglaries in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Division. Information developed by detectives revealed that McKinney was also responsible for the crimes committed in Hollywood Division.

Hollywood Robbery Detectives presented the Hollywood Division and Southwest Division cases to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. McKinney was charged with eleven felony crimes. These include First Degree Robbery, Kidnapping and First-Degree Residential Burglary. McKinney is currently housed at the Los Angeles County Jail. Bail for Bruce McKinney is set for $10,000,000.00.

A picture of Bruce McKinney is available to the Media via email through the Media Relations Section Office located at 150 North Los Angeles Street, Room 626.

Anyone with information regarding the Hollywood crimes is asked to contact the Hollywood Robbery Detectives at 213-485-4336, during normal working hours Monday-Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They may also leave an anonymous message on the Hollywood Tip Hotline at 213-485-9168. Anyone with information regarding the Southwest crimes is asked to contact the Southwest Burglary Detectives at 213-485-6795, during normal working hours Monday-Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.