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News Release

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Media Relations

Robbery Suspect Sought


Los Angeles: Wilshire Area Robbery Detectives are investigating the armed robbery of the Bhalli Discount Market, located at 4520 West 3 rd Street, in the City of Los Angeles.

On Thursday, December 2, 2004, at approximately 5:25 p.m., a male Black suspect entered the Bhalli Discount Market, armed with a handgun. The suspect pointed the gun at the cashier and demanded money. The suspect took money, a carton of cigarettes and calling cards. He exited the store on foot and entered a possible black Toyota 4-Runner.

The entire incident was captured on the store’s video surveillance camera. The suspect is described as a male Black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds and 30-35 years of age. He was wearing a black beanie, black leather jacket and black pants.

Photographs of the suspect during the robbery can be E-mailed to the media from Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information regarding this crime can contact Wilshire Robbery Detectives, at 213-922-8220. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.