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News Release

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Robbery Committed Inside a Bus NR12027rh

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect who robbed a 26-year-old woman inside a bus.

On January 9, 2012, around 6:15 a.m., the suspect and the victim where both on a bus on Pico Boulevard at La Cienega Boulevard when the suspect approached the victim.  The suspect struck the victim twice on the face and took her cell phone. When the bus came to a stop, the suspect got off and left eastbound on Pico Boulevard.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics treated the victim for minor injuries at scene.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20-27 years-old, brown eyes, 5’6” tall, weighs around 180-200 pounds and has a shaved head.  He was seen wearing a black beanie, black jacket, checkered pants, blue and white shoes.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime contact Wilshire Robbery Detectives at 213-922-8205. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.