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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Robbery Homicide Division in Identifying a Suspect NR18082ma

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for a series of business robberies.


The first of the six robberies detectives believe the suspect is responsible occurred on January 11, 2018. Since that time, the suspect is believed to have committed five additional robberies. The most recent robbery occurred on March 13, 2018. The suspect is described as a female Black, 40-50 years old. She is between 5'07" and 5'10" tall and weighs between 220 to 240 pounds. She is targeting small neighborhood markets and businesses, and has used a hand gun in all but one of the robberies. All the robberies have occurred in the area of Manchester Ave and Avalon Blvd. While no one has been injured during the robberies, the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information, contact Detective Teresa Alonzo, Robbery Homicide Detectives, at (213) 486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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 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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