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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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ATM Robbery Suspect Sought in Hollywood NR14442dm

Hollywood:  Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect who committed a robbery at a bank ATM in the Hollywood Area.

On October 15, 2014, around 9:10 p.m., an ATM robbery occurred at a Bank of America in the 4900 block of Melrose Ave.  The suspect approached the victim from behind, reached into his waistband and simulated a handgun.  The suspect then told the victim to give him cash or he would be shot.  The suspect took the victim’s money from the ATM and fled.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 35-years-old with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 170 to 180 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a purple Lakers baseball cap and a purple Vikings football jersey.  The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer model, possibly 2013, red 4 door Toyota Yari.


                                                                                    
If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime, contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives, Detective Eberhardt or Officer Hill at (213) 972-2955. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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