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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Suspect Involved in 2 Robberies Caught on Video NR18089ne

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a violent robbery suspect.

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, around 6:00 p.m., a robbery occurred in a cell phone store located on the 2100 block of Central Avenue. An armed suspect entered the business and shows the employee a handgun and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect opened backpack and instructed employee to put money in backpack. The suspect fled the location on foot.

On Monday, March 19, 2018, around 2:25 p.m., a robbery occurred at a title and loan company located in the 800 block of Washington Boulevard. An armed suspect entered the business armed with a handgun. The suspect chambered a round in the handgun while demanding money from the employee. The suspect exited the business and fled on foot.

The suspect in both robberies is described as a 25-30-year-old male Black with medium complexion. He stands 5 feet, 5 to 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. He was wearing a backpack, dark blue beanie with a Rams logo on the front, blue sweater with a white stripes, mustard yellow colored pants, and dark blue Vans. The suspect also has a tattoo of unknown writing on the left side of his face.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Fitzsimmons or Detective Avila, Newton Area Detectives at 323-846-6572. 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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