Armed Robbers Caught on Camera

March 6, 2007

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying two men suspected in robbing two businesses last January. One robbery at a gas station was caught on surveillance tape.

"We think that anyone who knows these two men, will recognize them from the video," said LAPD spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vernon. "We’d like anyone with information to come forward and help us solve these robberies before the duo strikes again."

The robberies took place 10 minutes apart, starting around 7:00 P.M. last January 8th when the men struck a Chevron gas station on Rosecrans Avenue, then a McDonald restaurant on Figueroa Street. The robbers held up the employees at gunpoint and took cash from the cash registers. They got away in an older, dark Cadillac. Its partial license plate was 3XQ—.

Both men were described as Black and in their twenties, six feet tall and about 200 pounds.

No one was injured in either of the robberies.

Addresses for the businesses robbed are:

Chevron gas station: 800 block of West Rosecrans Avenue
McDonald restaurant: 15200 block of South Figueroa Street

Anyone with information is asked to call Southeast Robbery Detectives at 213-972-7932. During off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).