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News Release

Friday, January 5, 2018

Media Relations

Robbery Suspect Caught on Video NR18001ti

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect, as well as additional victims.

On Friday, January 5, 2018, at 11:25 a.m., a strongarm robbery occurred at a apartment complex lobby in the 400 block of south Berendo Street.

The suspect followed the victim from the street into the lobby of the apartment complex and grabbed the victim's purse. The victim attempted to maintain control of her purse and a struggle ensued. The suspect forcefully pushed the 78-year-old female victim which subsequently caused the victim to fall onto the ground and release her purse. The suspect fled on foot with the victim's purse.

The suspect was described as a 20-25-year-old female Black with red hair. She stands 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. She was wearing a black jacket with stripes on the sleeves, ankle high black pants, and pink tennis shoes.

Detectives are available for interviews at Olympic Station at 7 p.m.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective D. Chi or Detective R. Rodriguez, Olympic Area Detectives at 213 382-9460. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.