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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Video Surveillance Footage Shows Armed Liquor Store Robbery NR13077rf

Los Angeles: LAPD Harbor Division detectives are looking for public assistance to identify armed suspects who robbed a liquor store at gunpoint.

On March 8, 2013, about 7:10 p.m., three suspects entered a store with guns drawn in the 1200 block of Pacific Coast Highway. They encountered a security guard immediately, took his gun and then removed money from the cash register before leaving. No one was injured during the incident.

It is unknown if the suspects left the scene in a vehicle or on foot, and detectives have few leads on the case. However, images of the suspects were captured on the store’s security surveillance system when they came through the front entrance. They are described as follows:

Suspect 1: A 20- to 25-year-old black male with brown hair standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 140 pounds. He was wearing a blue and white hoodie with blue sweat pants, grey shoes and black gloves.

Suspect 2:
A 20- to 25-year-old black male with brown hair standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds. He was wearing a grey “Hollister” hoodie with grey sweat pants, black and white shoes and blue gloves.

Suspect 3:
A black male (age unknown) with brown hair standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie with black sweat pants and a black headband.

Anyone with information about the incident, especially the location or identities of the suspects, is asked to call Harbor Division Detective Reynolds at 310-726-7758 or Detective Petrash at 310-726-7755. During non-business hours or on 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.