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 who robbed a convenience store in
West Los Angeles area.
On September 1, 2011, around 2:15 a.m., an African-American male
entered the “7 Eleven” located in the 11650 block of Wilshire
Boulevard. Once he is inside the store, he pointed a handgun at
two customers standing to the rear of the store. The suspect
ordered the customers to the ground. The suspect proceeded to
point the handgun at an employee behind the counter and demanded
money from a cash register. The suspect gave the employee a blue
bag (possible pillowcase) to put the money in. Once the suspect’s
demands were met, he ran from the store in an unknown direction
with an undisclosed amount of money in the blue bag.
The “7 Eleven” was equipped with a CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)
system that captured the robbery on video. The suspect is
described as an African-American male that appeared to be 20-25
years of age. He stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs
about 150 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black and
gray hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black gloves and black ski
The suspect is to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call West Los
Angeles Area Robbery Detectives at 310-444-1520. 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
(1-800-222-8477). 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips”
and follow the prompts.