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News Release

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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Man Robbed and Kidnapped at Gunpoint NR18195dm


Detectives need the public's help in identifying the kidnapped victim. The crime was not reported by family, friends, or people who would otherwise know him. He is described as a male Black, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was wearing gold necklaces, a black shirt and black pants. If you have any idea who this victim is, please contact Foothill Division detectives at (818) 834-3115, or (818) 756-8861.

Pacoima: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved in the robbery and kidnapping of a man.

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, around 10:35 a.m., Foothill Division officers responded to a "Kidnap/Robbery" radio call at Paxton Street and Dronfield Avenue in the City of Pacoima.

Officer's investigation determined the victim was confronted, on the sidewalk, by a suspect who exited the passenger door of a vehicle. A second suspect remained in the driver's seat. The suspect produced a handgun and took the victim's property, as the second suspect backed the vehicle into a driveway. The suspect pointed the gun at the victim's head and forced him into the vehicle. The suspect re-entered the vehicle, and the vehicle fled north on Dronfield Avenue, then west on Paxton Street.

Suspect-1 is described as a male Black with a slim build. He was wearing a black mask, black hoodie and black pants.

Suspect-2 is described as a male Black.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a late model, 4-door, grey Chevy Impala.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Foothill Division detectives at (818) 834-3115, or (818) 756-8861. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.