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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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June 17, 2015
***UPDATE***

Los Angeles:
On June 3, 2015, the Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Division Detectives arrested 24-year-old Gregory Dudley for Attempt Robbery based on tips provided by the community.

Following the Attempt Robbery of the victim, the Los Angeles Sheriff Department's Transit Division released surveillance video showing the suspect leaving the area. Detectives from Hollenbeck Division received numerous tips after releasing the surveillance video that led to the identification of Gregory Dudley. Hospital personnel from a local hospital were able to identify and direct officers to Gregory Dudley. The officers arrested Gregory Dudley for the isolated crime committed on April 28, 2015.

Dudley is currently being held on $80,000 bail and is due in court on June 17, 2015.


Los Angeles:
Hollenbeck Area Robbery Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect that attempted rob an eighty-four-year-old woman near the Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.

On April 28, 2015, around 1:50 p.m., the suspect approached the victim from behind as she walked southbound on Boyle Avenue towards East 1st Street. The suspect pushed the victim against a wrought iron fence after failing to steal her purse. The suspect then fled on foot. The suspect was seen running into the Metro Station, located at East 1st Street and Boyle Avenue. Metro Station surveillance system captured the suspect entering the platform and boarding a westbound train. The eighty-four-year old victim sustained a broken nose and numerous severe bruises to her face and right knee as a result of the assault.

The suspect is described as a 20-year-old male Black, 5'7"-5'9" tall, medium build, with a beard and mustache.



Anyone with information about this crime or suspect is asked to contact Hollenbeck Area Robbery Detective Gonzalez at (323) 342-8988. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed Hollenbeck Area Watch commander at (323) 342-4101 or to 877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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