Boyle Heights: Detectives from
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division are seeking
the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect.
On May 15, 2017, at 2:20 p.m., a lone masked suspect entered a
jewelry store, located in the
2200 block of E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, in the City of Los Angeles.
The suspect pointed a black semi-auto handgun at the employees and
warned them not to activate the alarm or he would detonate a bomb.
The suspect placed an electronic charger on top of a glass display.
He then directed the employees to place jewelry from the glass
displays in a bag. The suspect fled on foot with the jewelry.
Employees of the store were not injured.
Detective’s investigation determined the suspect had entered the
same jewelry store, posing as a customer, the previous day.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, dark
complexion, 25-30 years old, with black hair and brown eyes. He
stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs between
Anyone with information is urged to call Hollenbeck Area
Detectives, Robbery Detail, at (323) 342-8900. 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
the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or
go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
selectthe LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.