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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Hit and Run Traffic Collision Captured on Video NR17134lp

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that left 89-year-old Roy Ito hospitalized.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, around 9:30 a.m., Topanga officers responded to a radio call of an ambulance hit and run in a parking lot located to the rear of the 22000 block of Burbank Boulevard west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. When officers arrived at the location they found that Mr. Roy Ito was walking in the parking lot when the suspect's car was backing out of a parking spot. Mr. Ito was hit by the rear end of the car and fell to the ground hitting his head causing a serious injury. The driver of the vehicle stopped to render aide to Mr. Ito but failed to identify himself.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene. Mr. Ito was transported to a local area hospital where he is still listed in critical condition.

The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was seen wearing a green long sleeve button jacket and blue jeans. A female passenger was also at scene. She was seen wearing a long green dress and a white sweater.

The suspect vehicle is described a newer model, grey ford fusion.

**To view the video go to lapdonline.org**



On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division, Detective Larkin at 818-644-8115 or Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 ww.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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