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News Release

Friday, June 4, 2004

Media Relations

Robbery Suspects Photos Released to the Public


News conference to ask for the public’s help in identifying three kidnap/robbery suspects, who were photographed by a bank surveillance camera.

Monday, June 7, 2004
11:00 a.m.

Harbor Area Police Station
2175 South John Gibson Boulevard
San Pedro

Los Angeles: On May 19, 2004, at about 1:00 p.m., a 65 year-old Hispanic man was kidnapped at gunpoint by three male suspects in the Wilmington area. The victim was forced into the suspects’ car and driven to a Bank of America, where he was forced to withdraw his life savings and give it to the suspects.

All three suspects are described as being Hispanics and speak fluent Spanish. One suspect is described as being 30 to 40 years of age, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighs about 170 pounds. Another is about 40 to 50 years old, stands about 5 feet, 6 inches, and weighs 190 pounds. The third suspect is said to be between 35 to 40 years old, about 6 feet tall, and weighs 200 pounds.

The suspects’ car is described as a 1985 to 1995 model, Toyota 4-door, gray or light green in color.

Bank surveillance photographs of the suspects will be released at the news conference.

Anyone with information that will help in this investigation is asked to call Harbor Area Robbery Detectives at, 310-548-2829. On weekends and during off-hours please call the 24-hour, toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).