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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division detectives are seeking the public's assistance to identify suspects who committed a robbery.

On July 4, 2017 around 6:00 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 14900 block of Raymer Street in Van Nuys. A male suspect and a female suspect entered a major retail store. The male suspect removed Beats headphones from the display rack and placed them inside a shopping bag. The female suspect acted as the look-out while the male removed the items and concealed them inside the bag. A loss prevention officer observed the suspects' activities via CCTV. After removing and concealing the items, the suspects walked past the registers and walked towards the store's exit/entrance. When another loss prevention officer attempted to detain the suspects and recover the unpaid merchandise, the male suspect pepper-sprayed the loss prevention officer. The suspects then exited the store with the unpaid store items & fled the scene.

Suspect one is a male Hispanic, he stands about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 140 to 150 pounds, and is approximately 23 to 26 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, white T-shirt and black shorts. He has an unknown tattoo on his left inner elbow area.

Suspect two is a female Hispanic, she stands 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs about 130 to 150 pounds, and is approximately 23 to 26 years-old. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and tan pants.

The day before the incident, the two suspects were at a fast-food restaurant in the evening with a young female child. The McDonalds was in the city of San Fernando. The images of the suspects were captured by the restaurant's CCTV.


Anyone with information is asked to call Van Nuys Division Detective Cheun at (818) 374-0081. 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 RegionalCrime Stoppers as their local program.


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