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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Studio City: The Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Robbery Detectives are asking for public's help in identifying a robbery suspect that committed two business robberies in the Studio City area.

In the early morning hours of April 9, 2016, two business robberies were committed at gas stations in Studio City. The first robbery occurred at 1:50 a.m. in the 12500 block of Ventura Boulevard and the second occurred at 5:40 a.m. in the 3700 block of Cahuenga Boulevard.

In both robberies, the male suspect entered the gas station, confronted the employee with a gun, and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 30-40 years old, with a grey beanie, standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds, and possibly has a "lazy" left eye.

The suspect was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, 4-door, red, with a sunroof, and unknown license plate. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Both robberies were captured on surveillance video.

*Community Alert and Surveillance Video available at lapdonline.org *


Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Detective Hammer or Detective Mahoney, North Hollywood Robbery Detectives at 818-754-8424 or 818-754-8426. 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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