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News Release

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Media Relations

Press Conference

What:
Press Conference regarding the series of distraction crimes where the elderly are the target of burglaries and thefts. 

When:
Thursday, October 27, 2005
10:00 a.m.

Where:
Mission Area Community Police Station
Community Room

Who:
Captain Kirk Albanese
Lieutenant Ernie Eskridge
Detective Abel Parga
Victims will be in attendance

Why:
Mission detectives are holding a press conference to alert the public of the longstanding crime method of targeting senior citizens using trick or device.  The LAPD is asking the public's assistance with any information that will help identify the suspects who are using deception as their primary weapon to trick victims of their money and valuables.

Detectives will be making themselves available for future interview to safeguard against falling victims to these types of crimes.   

Additional: Members of the media are invited to cover the event.  For more information, contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.