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Friday, March 26, 2010

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Jewelry Store Robbers Caught on Tape NR10158rh

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) North Hollywood Area Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying three armed bandits who stole $200,000.00 worth of jewelry.

On March 25, 2010, at around 11:45 a.m., two male black suspects entered a jewelry store located in the 12600 block of Ventura Boulevard posing as customers.  The suspects engaged in conversation with the victim for several minutes then produced handguns and ordered the victim to the floor.  The suspects then restrained the victim using zip ties and continued with the robbery.  Shortly after subduing the victim, the suspects opened another door to the location and allowed a third suspect to enter the jewelry store.  The three suspects then ransacked the store, took jewelry from the display counters and safe within the jewelry store.  The suspects drove off in a dark grey vehicle in an unknown direction.  

Suspect #1 is described as a male Black with black hair and brown eyes, about 25 years-old, 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds and last seen wearing a black/brown button hooded cardigan.

Suspect #2 is a male Black with black hair and brown eyes, about 30 years-old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 198 pounds and last seen wearing dark jeans with earrings on both ears.  

Suspect #3 is described as a male Black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds and last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call LAPD’s North Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives Mahoney or Hammer at 818-623-4061.  During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.