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News Release

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Media Relations

Updating Information on Bible Holding Suspects


Los Angeles: On November 18, 2002, at approximately 12:00 p.m., in the 19100 block of Sherman Way, a lone female was returning home from her housekeeping job. She was approached at her apartment door by a male and female Hispanic couple. In Spanish, the couple told the victim that they would like to talk to her about the word of God. The male suspect held a bible in his hand. Once inside the victim’s house, the suspects pulled a gun and demanded cash and jewelry taking the woman’s life savings.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a 2000 gray compact. Detectives believe that there may be additional victims who have not come forward and are seeking the media’s assistance in getting the word out to the public.

Composite drawings are available at both Media Relations Section and West Valley Area Police Station.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 1-818-756-8546 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.

Update: October 26, 2002

The above investigation has revealed the suspects to be described as the following:

The first suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, with gray streaks in his hair, 5’3", 180 lbs., and approximately 50 years of age. The male suspect was last seen wearing a brown button down shirt, and gray slacks. The suspect was also wearing clear glasses and holding a black bible in his hand.

The second suspect is described as a female, unknown descent, 5’8", 200 lbs., with sandy blond hair and approximately 40 years of age. The female suspect appeared to have a slight film on one of her eyes and was wearing a short sleeve blouse; green pants and was carrying a black purse.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer model, four door, gray, compact vehicle.