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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two robbery suspects.

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, around 7:10 a.m., a robbery occurred in a convenience store located at the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Valerio Street in Van Nuys. Two suspects entered the convenience store and approached the cashier. Suspect one pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded money from the cash register. Suspect two stood in front of the cashier and demanded money while holding his waistband. The suspects grabbed the money from the cash drawer and fled on foot with the money.

Suspect one is described as a male black, black hair, brown eyes, he stands about 5 feet and 5 inches tall, and weighs about 160 pounds, and is approximately 25 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with the words "Hawthorne California" written on the front, and dark shorts.

Suspect two is described as a male black, black hair, brown eyes, he stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs about 180 pounds, and is approximately 25 years of age. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt with the words "Hawthorne California" written on the front, and dark shorts.

Van Nuys Division Robbery Detectives are continuing the investigation and are asking for the public's help to locate any possible witnesses to the crime.

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Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Robbery Detective Barba at (818) 374-0087. 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 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."

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