Friday, May 20, 2016
Robbery Homicide Division Seeks the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspects NR16175maLos Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division is requesting the public's assistance in identifying three suspects who have been involved in 24 bank robberies.
Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division detectives have partnered with investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Alhambra Police Department, Pasadena Police Department and Long Beach Police Department to identify suspects involved in a series of bank robberies which began in November 2015. The most recent robbery occurred in April 2016. The suspects enter the location and pass the teller a note. They demand money and claim to be armed while threatening violence if their demands are not met. In recent robberies, the suspects have become increasingly brazen and have jumped over the teller's counter. Law enforcement is greatly concerned that the level of aggression the suspects are displaying is increasing as the bank robberies continue.
The suspects are described as male Blacks, approximately 25 to 30 years of age. Two of the suspects are between 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 170 to 190 pounds. The third suspect is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 140 to 160 pounds. All the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is urged to call Robbery Homicide Division Detective Koman or Detective Geiger at (213) 486-6890. After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."