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News Release

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Media Relations

Series of Robberies Committed in the Valley Area NR10371rh

***UPDATE***

Below is a list of locations, dates, and times of the convenience store robberies.

16450 VANOWEN ST         SAT     6-19-10    0445 HRS    7-11
16151 DEVONSHIRE St     SUN    6-06-10     0545 HRS    7-11
17710 SATICOY ST           SUN    6-06-10    0525 HRS    7-11
20516 ROSCOE BLVD       SUN    6-06-10    0510 HRS    7-11
18875 SHERMAN WAY      WED   6-02-10    0445 HRS    7-11
9850 MASON AV               WED   6-02-10    0420 HRS    7-11
19259 SATICOY ST           TUE    6-01-10    0345 HRS    7-11
9526 SEPULVEDA BL        WED   5-19-10    0355 HRS    7-11
20871 LASSEN BLVD        TUE    5-11-10    0500 HRS    7-11
7153 LINDLEY AV             TUE    5-11-10    0420 HRS    7-11
17262 VANOWEN ST        TUE    5-11-10    0350 HRS    7-11
8700 BALBOA BLVD         SUN    5-02-10    0535 HRS    AM-PM
7555 RESEDA BLVD         SUN    5-02-10    0445 HRS    7-11
8707 CORBIN AV             SUN    5-02-10    0418 HRS    7-11
22020 CALVERT ST          SUN    5-02-10    0345 HRS    7-11


Los Angeles:
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Robbery-Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section are asking for the public’s help for information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect.

On May 11, 2010, Robbery-Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, assumed the investigative responsibility for a series of robberies that occurred in the City of Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley area.  As of today’s date there have been 15 robberies in which, 14 were committed at 7-Eleven mini-markets and one at an AM/PM market.  All the robberies occurred between the hours of 3 a.m. to 5:45 a.m.  

The suspect is described as a Male Hispanic, between 21-25 years of age, with black and brown eyes.  He stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 200-210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black/red Cincinnati baseball cap, gray or dark hooded sweatshirt and used a blue steel semi-automatic handgun.  Suspect posed as a customer by asking for a pack of cigarettes.  This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Photographs of the suspect can be obtained through Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.  Surveillance footage is available at www.lapdtv.org.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies is encouraged to contact Robbery-Homicide Division, Detective Bret Richards at 213-486-6840.  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 1-800-222-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.