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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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$15,000 Reward for Cell Phone Business Robberies NR16296jh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section detectives are asking for public's help in identifying robbery suspects that committed a series of robberies targeting cellular phone businesses.

Since July 16, 2016, the suspects are believed to be responsible for 13 incidents. 12 of the robberies occurred in the City of Los Angeles, while the other robbery occurred in the County of Los Angeles.

The suspects walked into cellular phone businesses, approached the employees pointing a handgun, and demanded money. At times, the suspects demanded cellular phones and used a taser during the robberies.

The Los Angeles Police Department and Councilman Curren D. Price from Council District 9 are dedicated to the task of apprehending those responsible for these robberies. A $15,000.00 reward will be given to the community members who provide information leading to the offenders' identification, apprehension, and conviction.

The suspects are described as male Blacks, 40-50 years old, standing at 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing around 170 to 180 pounds.


Business Locations:

1300 South block of Main Street Saturday 7/16/2016 5:10 p.m.

1000 East block of Vermont Avenue Friday 7/22/2016 4:25 p.m.

800 East block of Washington Boulevard Monday 7/25/2016 7:25 p.m.

2500 South block of San Pedro Tuesday 7/26/2016 7:30 p.m.

2600 West block of 6th Street Tuesday 7/26/2016 7:40 p.m.

1300 South block of Main Street Wednesday 7/27/2016 4:25 p.m.

4100 South block of Broadway Wednesday 7/27/2016 4:50 p.m.

3300 West block of Florence Avenue Wednesday 7/27/2016 5:35 p.m.

300 South block of Soto Street Saturday 8/20/2016 3:05 p.m.

1500 West block of 7th Street Saturday 8/20/2016 3:55 p.m.

2600 West block of 6th Street Saturday 8/20/2016 4:50 p.m.

800 East block of Washington Boulevard Saturday 8/20/2016 5:15 p.m.

1400 East block of Florence Avenue Sunday 8/21/2016 6:40 p.m.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Detective Freddy Arroyo or Detective Daniel Jaramillo, Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section detectives at 213-486-6840. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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