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News Release

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Media Relations

Victim Followed Home Then Robbed At Gunpoint

 

Los Angeles: On Thursday, February 26, 2004, at about 4:00 p.m., in the 14000 block of Germain Street in Mission Hills, a woman was followed home after conducting business at the Bank of America located at Sepulveda Boulevard and Devonshire Street. When she arrived home, a man, approximately 20-30 years of age, ran towards her and began yelling, "Give me your purse!"

The suspect and the woman struggled over the purse when the suspect pointed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded her purse. After she gave the suspect her purse, he shot her one time in her left arm.

The suspect was described as a male Black, brown hair, 5’ 11", and about 180 pounds. The suspect had a thin beard and wore a blue and white striped jogging suit. Additionally, the suspect had a distinctive birthmark on his upper right cheek.

Anyone with information or questions about this robbery is asked to contact Foothill Area Robbery Detective, at 818-834-3157. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free anonymous tip line, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

A digital composite drawing of the suspect is available by calling the Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.