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News Release

Monday, February 13, 2017

Media Relations

Business Robbery Captured on Video NR17050dm

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, around 10:15 a.m., one suspect entered the Verizon Cell Phone Store located in the 9000 block of Venice Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles. The suspect simulated a handgun, removed cellular phones and exited the store. The crime was captured on the store's video surveillance system.

The suspect is described as a 25-30 year old male Hispanic. He stands around 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He was wearing a motorcycle helmet with a red/yellow flame design & a blue star, navy blue "Adidas" jacket, black gloves, tan pants and white/light silver "N" (New Balance) tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective D. Sasaki, Pacific Area Robbery Detectives, at (310) 482-6370 or Pacific Detectives at (310) 482-6313. 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 L.A. 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.