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News Release

Monday, October 8, 2007

Media Relations

Robbers Shown in Photographs

Los Angeles: The images of two men who attempted to rob an Albertson's store at gunpoint early this morning were caught on the store's surveillance.

On October 08, 2007, at about 12:45 a.m., two suspects armed with handguns entered the rear of Albertson's located at 16201 San Fernando Mission Boulevard.

The suspects confronted the employees who were stocking the store. One suspect struck an employee over the head and then held all the employees at gunpoint while the other suspect ran to the front of the store and attempted to open the office door.

The suspect was unable to open the office door and both suspects left the location through the loading dock area with no property.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect-1 Male Blk 5'9" 180-200 pounds, 20,  wearing a dark hooded jacket and a handkerchief over his face.

Suspect-2 Male Hisp or Wht 5'9" 180-200 pounds, 20, wearing a dark hooded jacket and a handkerchief over his face.

Injury to one witness was minor, he was treated and released at a local hospital.

Detectives are requesting the public's assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Mission Robbery Detectives at 818-838-9896. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

Photos of the suspects are available to media outlets by request from Media Relations Section.