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Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Armed Robbery Suspect Sought in Boyle Heights NR17154dm

Boyle Heights: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division are seeking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect.

On May 15, 2017, at 2:20 p.m., a lone masked suspect entered a jewelry store, located in the
2200 block of E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, in the City of Los Angeles. The suspect pointed a black semi-auto handgun at the employees and warned them not to activate the alarm or he would detonate a bomb. The suspect placed an electronic charger on top of a glass display. He then directed the employees to place jewelry from the glass displays in a bag. The suspect fled on foot with the jewelry. Employees of the store were not injured.

Detective's investigation determined the suspect had entered the same jewelry store, posing as a customer, the previous day.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, dark complexion, 25-30 years old, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs between 110-125 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hollenbeck Area Detectives, Robbery Detail, at (323) 342-8900. 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 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.