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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Female Robber Caught on Tape Public’s Help Requested to Identify Her NR11448gb

Los Angeles:  LAPD Van Nuys Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of a suspect who robbed a local business in Van Nuys area.

On Monday, September 19, 2011, around 11:00 a.m., the suspect entered a local business in the area of Sepulveda and Burbank Avenue.  The female suspect posed as a customer and then pulled a gun out of her purse.  She pointed the gun at store employee and ordered him to fill her bag.  The employee complied fearing for his safety.  The suspect took the property and left the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
 
The suspect is described as a female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands about five feet five inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds.  She is between 20-30 years of age and was wearing a white blouse, blue jeans and high heeled sandals.  The suspect also carried a black and white colored purse.
 
The suspect is to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.

Anyone with information on this crime, or who can help identify the suspect, is asked to call LAPD’s Van Nuys Robbery Detectives, Detective G. O’Shea at 818-374-0087. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).  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.