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Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Assault Suspects Caught on Camera NR15335lp

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division, is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects, who were caught on surveillance video assaulting a local store owner.

On Monday, September 21, 2015, around 7:00 p.m. the victim was working at his store in the 5400 block of South Hooper Avenue when he observed two male Blacks and one female Hispanic come into the store. The suspects tried to leave the store without paying for bottles of alcohol. The victim confronted the suspects and an altercation occurred. During the altercation one of the suspects hit the victim on the head with a bottle and repeatedly kicked him in the head. Another suspect stabbed the victim in the abdomen. All three suspects ran away from the scene. The assault was caught on surveillance camera.

Two of the suspects were described as male, Blacks between 15 and 19 years of age. The third suspect was described as a female Hispanic, approximately 18-years-old.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspects are urged to call LAPD's Newton Area Detectives at (323) 846-6562. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.