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News Release

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Media Relations

Suspect Sought in Service Station Robbery NR11394bb

Los Angeles:  LAPD West Los Angeles Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of a suspect responsible for a robbery in the West L.A. Area.

On August 14, at around 11 p.m., an African-American male entered the “Service Station of the Stars” located in the 9400 block of East Pico Boulevard.  The suspect walked up to an employee, pulled out a blue-steel semi automatic hand gun and demanded that the employee put the money in a black plastic bag.  Once the suspect’s demands were met, he ran from the station in an unknown direction.  

The service station was equipped with a CCTV system that captured the robbery on video.  The suspect is described as an African-American male that appeared to be 25-30 years-old.  He stood about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 160 pounds.  The suspect was last seen wearing a black sleeveless hoodie, lime-green shirt, and black jeans.  

The suspect is to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call West L.A. Robbery Detectives at 310-444-1520. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.