Armed Robbery Suspect Captured on Tape NR12338cj

July 19, 2012

Los Angeles:  Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify armed robbers who held up a liquor store and a small neighborhood market.

On July 7, 2012, around 7:40 p.m., two men entered a liquor store in the 5400 block of Alhambra Avenue. One of them was armed with a hand gun. The suspects demanded money from the cashier but were scared off by another employee and ran of the store. They entered an older model blue or grey sedan and were driven away from the seen by an unknown driver.

At 8:15 p.m., the same two suspects entered a neighborhood market in the 3700 block of Olympic Boulevard. The same suspect, armed with handgun, demanded money from the cashier. The cashier, in fear, moved away and the second suspect grabbed the money from the cash register. The suspects left the location in a car driven by a third suspect.

The suspect armed with the handgun is described as a 20 to 22-year-old male Hispanic.   He stands between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He weighs between 160 and 180 pounds.  He was carrying a long barrel chrome revolver with a scope attached.

The second suspect is also described as a male Hispanic who stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was described as having a mustache.

The third suspect is the driver of the sedan and there is no description available. The handgun is described as a possible long barrel chrome revolver with a scope attached. All three suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Store surveillance cameras captured the suspect’s image and getaway car.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Hollenbeck Area Robbery Detective Araceli Negrete at 323-342-8987.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.