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News Release

Friday, September 23, 2016

Media Relations

Robbery of 72-Year-Old Woman Caught On Video NR16298dm

Panorama City: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects responsible for robbing an elderly woman.

On August 4, 2016, around 1:30p.m., the victim was at an ATM in the 8200 block of Woodman Avenue when she was approached by two suspects, one male and one female. Both suspects are seen, on video surveillance, standing next to the victim at the ATM, talking with her and appearing to assist with her ATM transaction. The female suspect walked away and returned driving a black vehicle. The male suspect snatched the victim's money from her hand and fled to the awaiting vehicle.

Suspect #1 is described as a male White or Hispanic, 18 to 20-years-old, wearing a black baseball cap, black t-shirt, long black shorts and black crew socks with black shoes. He wore black sunglasses throughout the incident.

Suspect #2 is described as a female White or Hispanic, 18 to 20-years-old with long "highlighted" brown hair. She was wearing a black tank top, light colored "leggings" with a red shirt wrapped around her waist.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a four door sedan, dark in color.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Mission Area Robbery Detective Gretchen Schultz at (818) 838-9898. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.