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News Release

Friday, February 16, 2018

Media Relations

Robbery Suspect Captured on Surveillance Video NR18049ml

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Area, Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's help on identifying two armed robbery suspects whose images were caught on surveillance video and are involved in multiple robberies in Newton and 77th Areas.

On February 10, 2018, the victim was seated in the front passenger's seat of his parked vehicle on the corner of 64th Street and San Pedro Street.

Suspect #1 approached the passenger window and pointed a handgun at the victim. Suspect-1 ordered the victim out of the vehicle, and took the victim's wallet and cell phone.

Suspect #2 reached into the back seat of the victim's vehicle and removed his backpack. Both suspects drove away in a vehicle with the victim's property.

Surveillance video from a business captured the suspects images and the vehicle they left in.

Suspect #1, is described as a Hispanic male, standing approximately between 5 feet 05 inches to 5 feet 08 inches tall, weighing approximately between 150 lbs. to 200 lbs. and between 18-23 years of age.

Suspect #2, is described as a Black male, standing approximately between 5 feet 05 inches to 5 feet 08 inches tall, weighing approximately between 150 lbs. to 200 lbs. and between 18-25 years of age.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a 4-door, silver colored Porsche Cayenne, no license plates. The vehicle has black rims, a sun roof and luggage rack.

Below are preventative insights one should consider while walking on the streets.

· Be aware of your surroundings, especially in isolated areas. Familiarize yourself with street names or landmarks in case an emergency occurs. Be cognizant of strangers standing around or behind you.
· Avoid travelling alone on the street. Suspects generally target lone victims.
· Avoid possessing large amount of money on your person or in your place of business.
· Limit the use of electronics that would distract your attention from potential dangers. If using a cellular phone, look up occasionally to reacquaint your surroundings.
· Exercise discretion wearing high-valued jewelry or using expensive cellular phones. Consider using hands-free earphones allowing you to keep your cellular phone concealed while in use.
· If a crime occurs to you or others, be a good witness. Observe as much detail as possible of the suspect without intervening. Your life is more valuable than property.
· Report the crime as soon as possible by calling 911. Delayed reporting can significantly reduce the possibility of apprehending the suspect.

Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact Newton Area Robbery Detective Avila and Detective Lowe at 323-846-6572. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.