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News Release

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Media Relations

Vons Market Take-Over Robbery

Los Angeles: LAPD Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects, who posed as vendors and robbed a Vons Market.

On September 3, 2008 at about 6 a.m., two suspects, wearing Pepsi vendor shirts, entered the Vons Market located at the 9800 block of National Boulevard in West Los Angeles. The suspects walked to the employee lunch room on the second floor. When a store employee opened the accounting office, the suspects forced the employee into the office and ordered her to lie on the floor. The suspects used handcuffs to secure her hands behind her back. The suspects then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe.

The internal video system captured both suspects walking up the stairs to access the second floor. It provides excellent images of both suspects.

Both suspects are described as males, with black hair, brown eyes, 5'11" tall, 150 pounds, approximately 20 to 25 years of old. Suspect one is a male, Black.

There were no injuries reported during the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call West Los Angeles Robbery Detectives at 310-444-1520. After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855) or texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website, www.lapdonline.org. Tips may remain anonymous.