A serial robber is on the loose, and police are
asking for the public's help tracking the suspect down.
The bandit is believed to be responsible for at least five
robberies over the past two months in the Mid-City Wilshire and
Hollywood area. The robberies occurred at various times of day, and
the man pointed a handgun at the clerk each time.
The suspect is described as a White male 25-30 years of age with
brown hair. He stands between five feet seven and five feet nine
• April, 29, 2008 - At
10:20 p.m., a man wearing a camouflage cap and a grey hooded
sweatshirt, walked into the Ardmore Liquor store located at 3rd
Street and Ardmore Avenue, picked up a pack of gum and took it
to the counter. When the cashier opened the register, the man
removed a gun from his waistband, grabbed the entire cash
drawer and fled in a burgundy 80's Toyota Camry.
• May 1, 2008 - At 2:50
a.m., the suspect entered a Denny's restaurant located at
Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, where he pointed a
handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The suspect grabbed
the entire cash register drawer and ran.
• May 3, 2008 - At 3:20
a.m., the suspect walked into the same Denny's restaurant, this
time wearing a black wavy shoulder length wig with a hat. He
pulled out a handgun, demanded the employee to turn over the
money and again took off on foot with the cash register
• May 31, 2008 - At 11
p.m., the suspect walked up to a parking lot attendant near the
Beverly Center at La Cienega Boulevard and 3rd Street and
robbed the employee at gunpoint once again, the suspect got
away with the entire cash register tray.
• June 2, 2008 - At 2:45
p.m., the bandit entered the Chinatown Express restaurant at
252 South Western Avenue. As before, the suspect pulled out a
handgun, ordered the clerk to hand over the money and fled with
the cash register tray.
Anyone with information about these robberies is urged to call
Wilshire Robbery Detective Luis Corona at 213-922-8266. On off
hours, weekends, and holidays calls may be directed to the toll
free number 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).