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Monday, November 5, 2012

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Police in Search of Hit and Run Suspect NR12507cj

Los Angeles: On Sunday, March 25, 2012, around 2:00 a.m., a hit and run collision occurred on Wilshire Boulevard at Spaulding Avenue in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  A man driving a dark BMW with no plates or possible European plates struck a 25-year-old Los Angeles resident walking southbound crossing Wilshire Boulevard, inside of a marked crosswalk.  The driver of the car failed to stop, identify himself or render aid to the victim.  Los Angeles Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was in serious condition.

The suspect is described as possible male, Middle Eastern, in his thirties, with dark hair and dark eyes.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD West Traffic Division, Traffic Detective Section, Detective B. Johnson at 213-473-0228 or 213-473-0234.  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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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