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News Release

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Media Relations

Public Assistance Requested on Fast Food Robbery Suspects

"Public Assistance Requested on
Fast Food Robbery Suspects"


May 15, 2001 1:30PM

150 N. Los Angeles Street, Parker Center Police Headquarters

Press Conference

Robbery Homicide Division

Los Angeles: Since March 3, 2001, two male Hispanic suspects have committed a series of robberies in the Los Angeles County area. Thirty "fast food restaurant" robberies have been committed in the City of Los Angeles, by the same two individuals. Approximately twenty other robberies, in surrounding cities, may have been committed by this same pair. To date, the Fast Food Bandits are responsible for a total of 50-armed robberies.

Other cities affected by the Fast Food Bandits are the Cities of Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Burbank, Monrovia, West Hollywood, and Glendale. The suspects are mobile and have been active in both the east and west sides of Los Angeles, specifically during the week of May 6th through May 13th. The suspects were armed in each incident and are considered extremely dangerous. There are several surveillance photos available that depict the actions of these bandits. As of this date the Los Angeles Police Department has been unable to identify the suspects and are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying these two suspects.

Any information regarding the identity of these two bandits should contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section at 213-485-2511. After hours and weekends, please call the Department Command Post at 213-485-2505.

Any questions regarding this press release please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586. This press release was prepared by Officer Hayley Purece, Media Relations Section.

Officer Hayley Purece, Media Relations Section prepared this press release.