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News Release

Monday, July 7, 2014

Media Relations

Detectives Need the Public’s Help to Identify Robbery Suspect NR14259dm

Canoga Park:  Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect who robbed a business.

On June 26, 2014, around 8:40 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 7500 block of Topanga Canyon Blvd in Canoga Park.  One suspect entered the business, brandished a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.  The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money on a bicycle, possibly a mountain bike.

On July 1, 2014, around 1:30 p.m., an attempt robbery occurred in the 7500 block of Topanga Canyon Blvd, by the same suspect, at a different business.  The suspect brandished a semi-automatic handgun and left the location on a possible mountain bike.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighs between 150 to 185 pounds and is 20 to 30 years of age. The suspect was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black sunglasses, a long sleeve black sweatshirt, blue shorts and white shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Phillips at Topanga Community Police Station (818) 756-3521. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.