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News Release

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Media Relations

Burglary Suspects wanted in Hollywood NR16077mjl

Hollywood: On February 22, 2016 at 4:20 a.m., a burglary was committed at a mini-market in the 1200 block of North Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood. The suspects smashed the market's front window, reached inside and removed several hundred California State Lottery "scratchers".

The suspects then proceeded to several different liquor stores, convenience stores and gas stations in the Olympic, Rampart and Central Areas in Los Angeles. The suspects then scanned the tickets and redeemed the winners.

The Los Angeles Police Department and Hollywood Area Burglary detectives are asking the public for help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest and identification of these burglary suspects in the Hollywood Area.

The first suspect is described as a light-skinned male Black, 45 to 55 years old, 5'10 to 6'02 and weighing approximately 150 to 170 pounds.

The second suspect is described as a male Black, 35 to 45 years old, 5'08 to 5'10, and weighing approximately 210 to 240 pounds.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Aluotto or Detective Ramirez Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives at 213-972-2929 or 213-972-2931. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.