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News Release

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Media Relations

Robbery Suspect Shown in Photographs

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying and apprehending a suspect wanted for committing multiple robberies throughout the Los Angeles basin over the last month.

On Monday, October 8, 2007, at 7:00 AM, a masked man walked into the CVS drug store at 1030 Colorado Boulevard and took over the store at gunpoint.  The suspect tied up workers and left after stealing cash from the register.

On Monday, October 1, 2007, at 6:55 AM, the same suspect attempted to enter the Walgreen's drug store at 2222 Colorado Boulevard, but the business had not yet opened for the day.

On Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at 7:40 AM, the suspect walked into the lobby of the Comfort Inn Motel at 2300 Colorado Boulevard.  He tied up employees and stole money from the business.

The masked suspect's photograph was captured on surveillance cameras at all three businesses.

The same man is believed to be responsible for robberies in the cities of Pasadena, Glendale, and Monrovia.  

The suspect is a male Black, 5’8" to 6’ tall, 160-180 pounds.  In all robberies he wore a hooded sweatshirt and jacket, sunglasses, a scarf covering his mouth and nose, or a blue ski mask.  He also wore gloves and threatened store personnel with a handgun.  

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man responsible for these robberies.  Anyone with information regarding the crimes is asked to call Northeast Robbery Detective L. Topete at 213-847-4270.  On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).