Friday, April 30, 2010
Bike Theft Suspect Shoots and Wounds Two People NR10229ahLos Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Olympic detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of shooting two people during a robbery on April 4, 2010, in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles.
The robbery happened around 3 a.m. near a car wash on Pico Boulevard and Westmoreland Avenue. According to investigators, two men parked their bicycles near a catering truck. While they purchased food, two males walked up and each grabbed a bicycle. The owners of the bikes tried to stop the suspects from taking their bikes. During the struggle, one suspect pulled out a handgun and shot one victim twice. Then the same suspect fired a shot at the other victim. Afterward, the pair rode off on the victims’ bicycles.
Paramedics rushed both victims to a local hospital. One of the victims was listed in critical condition and the other was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Both suspects are described as Hispanic between 17 to 19 years of age. The first suspect stood between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
The second suspect stood between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue or black baseball cap, blue sweater with white long-sleeves with the letters ‘LA’ on the chest and blue jeans.
Video footage of one of the suspects was captured on tape and is available at www.lapdtv.org.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Olympic gang detectives at 213-382-9430. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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 key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.