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News Release

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Detectives Seeking Help to Identify Robbery Suspect NR12058cj

South Los Angeles:  Detectives released a video that captured the robbery of a neighborhood restaurant.  

On January 30, 2012 at 10:08 a.m., a man entered a restaurant located in the 6200 block of Broadway and walked directly behind the cashier counter.  He pulled out a handgun and brandished it in front of the cashier and demanded money.  The cashier, in fear for his safety, opened the cash register and stepped away. The suspect walked up to the register, removed the money and walked out of the restaurant.

The suspect is described as a 25 to 27-year-old African-American, who stands around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.  He was wearing a black beanie, black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Newton Area Robbery Detective O’Brien or Detective Medina at 323-846-6572.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may contact Crime Stoppers by texting the 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.