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News Release

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Media Relations

Armed Suspect Robs Woman in her Sherman Oaks Driveway NR15197dm

Sherman Oaks: Robbery detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that will lead to the identification and arrest of an armed suspect that robbed a Sherman Oaks resident.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, around 8:00 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a robbery in the 4800 block of Katherine Avenue. A suspect armed with a handgun, walked up to the victim in her driveway, pointed the handgun at her and took her property. The suspect then fled on foot, northbound on Katherine Avenue to eastbound Huston Street. He got into a white car and drove north on Stansbury Avenue toward Riverside Drive.

The suspect is described as a 40-year-old male Armenian with a light beard. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black running pants and black shoes. The suspect is to be considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect's getaway car is described as a white Toyota Camry, four-door with orange, yellow and white license plates (unknown state or province).

Anyone with information in regards to this case is urged to call Van Nuys Division Robbery Detective J. Case at (818) 374-0079, or the Van Nuys Division Watch Commander at (818) 374-9500. 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 (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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."