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News Release

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Media Relations

Pawn Shop Robbery Suspects Caught on Tape

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects responsible for an armed robbery that occurred at the United Pawn Brokers #3 located at 5857 South Vermont Avenue in the City of Los Angeles.

On May 28, 2003 at 1:40 p.m., three young male suspects entered the pawnshop posing as customers. The suspects suddenly brandished handguns and forced the owner, his employee, and an elderly female customer to the ground. The suspects took over $30,000.00 in jewelry and cash and left in a Black 1990-1995 Nissan Maxima 4 door.

All suspects were armed with blue steel revolvers and are described as follows:

Suspect-1: male, Black, 18 years-old, 5’10", black hair, brown eyes, medium build, dark complexion

Suspect-2: male, Black, 20 years-old, 6’01", black hair, brown eyes, 160 lbs., dark complexion

Suspect-3: male, Black, 20 years-old, 5’11", black hair, brown eyes, 160 lbs., dark complexion

No arrests have been made at this time.

A videotape of the robbery is available to the media at the LAPD Media Relations Office, 150 North Los Angeles Street, Room 626.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call 77th Street Detective Nordquist at 213-473-4861. During off-hours and on weekends, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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