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News Release

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Media Relations

Shooting Robbery Suspect Caught on Video NR19033ti

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, February 2, 2019, around 5:15 p.m., a Robbery occurred at a business located near the 700 block of East 54th Street. The suspect entered the business and approached the employee who was standing behind the register. The suspect produced a handgun and pointed it through the window of the bulletproof glass partition and demanded money. The suspect then fired one round narrowly missing the employee. Out of fear the employee removed cash from the register and handed it to the suspect. The suspect took the money and ran out the front of the store.

The Suspect is described as a 30 to 35-year-old male Hispanic, with medium complexion. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was wearing grey long sleeved hooded sweatshirt. The suspect has a gap between his two front teeth.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Walden, Newton Area Detectives at 323-846-6572. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.