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News Release

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Media Relations

Robbery Caught On Security Video NR16231aj

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

On Saturday, July 23, 2016 around 12:20 p.m., the suspect walked into a local business,located in the 100 block of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, produced a handgun, and pointed it at the employee. The suspect then demanded the money, took the money and fled the business.

The suspect is described as a male Black, around 25 years old, black hair, and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a red baseball hat, grey hooded sweatshirt, dark shorts, and red shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Newton Area Robbery Detective Thompson or Officer Rose 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."