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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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Donut Shop Robbery Caught on Tape

Los Angeles: LAPD detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who robbed a Yum Yum Donut shop in the early morning hours of December 27, 2006.

Just before 3:00 A.M., two Black men walked into the doughnut shop, located in the 1900 block of South La Cienega Avenue, and ordered two hot chocolates. When the clerk turned his back to the men, one of them jumped the counter and brandished a handgun.

As the clerk opened the register, the gunman stood behind the clerk and took the clerk’s wallet. Surveillance footage shows both robbers removing cash from the register.

Witnesses described a dark green, two-door Honda as the getaway car.

One robber wore a black hooded sweat shirt, while his partner wore a white one with green plaid shorts. They were between 20 and 30 years old and 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Division Robbery Detectives Webster Wong or Earl Perry at 213-922-8205. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.