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Monday, October 12, 2015

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects of multiple street robberies.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, around 5:30 a.m., two suspects drove up next to the first victim, who was walking in the 2800 block of Fletcher Drive. One of the suspects asked the victim for directions, while the second suspect exited the vehicle, pointed a handgun at the victim, and demanded the victim's property. Both suspects drove away in an unknown direction.

Approximately 15 minutes later, the same suspects approached a second victim, who was walking near the intersection of Tyburn Street and Atwater Avenue. The driver asked for directions while the passenger got out of the vehicle and demanded the victim's property. The suspects drove away from the area.

Some of the property taken from the victims included credit cards. These credit cards were used at a local store, where the suspects' images were captured by surveillance video.

The driver is described as a White male, blonde hair, with a mustache. He stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall. The passenger is described as a Black male, black hair with a mustache, and possible earring in the left ear. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a white late model Kia Optima.

Anyone with information about these incidents, or for more information, is asked to call Northeast detective Korn at (323) 344-5751. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 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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