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News Release

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Media Relations

Suspect Wanted for Grocery Store Robbery NR16024

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

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at about 12:45 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Trader Joe's located at the 10700 block of National Boulevard. The suspect entered the store, loaded a backpack with liquor and left without paying. When store employees confronted him, the suspect threatened them with a knife.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, with black hair in a ponytail, beard with mustache, standing at 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 200 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark sweater, dark shorts, and grey and black tennis shoes.

A photo of the suspect was taken with the backpack filled with the items taken from the Trader Joe's.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Pacific Area Robbery Detective Keyzer at 310-482-6369 or call Pacific Watch Commander at 310-482-6334. 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 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."