Attempt Jewelry Store Robbery Suspects Wanted NR18188ti

July 12, 2018

Studio City: The Los Angeles
Police Department and North Hollywood Robbery detectives are
seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons responsible
for an attempted robbery.

On May 25, 2018, around 4:30 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers
responded to a radio call on Ventura Boulevard in the Studio

After entering the business, the first suspect produced a large
canister of pepper spray and sprayed the store owner and two
customers, with the intent to incapacitate them. Both suspects also
had hammers and began breaking glass display cases to steal the
jewelry. The first suspect also swung his hammer at the store

In fear and in defense of her and the customers’ lives, the owner
used her legally owned and registered handgun and fired one round
at the suspects. Neither suspects were hit and they immediately
fled the location without any property.

First suspect is described as a male Hispanic or White, 30 to
40-years-old with closely shaved receding dark hair. He stands
around 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing around 150 pounds. He was
wearing a blue, long sleeved button-down shirt, khaki pants,
black tennis shoes, sunglasses, and a watch on his left wrist.

Second suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 40 to 50-years-old
with dark hair, mustache or goatee. He stands around 6 feet tall
weighing around 175 pounds. He was wearing grey pants, a white
long-sleeved button-down shirt, bow tie, fedora, sunglasses, and an
earring in his left ear.

If you have any information, contact Detective Hammer or Detective
Mahoney, North Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives, at (818)
754-8424. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 Tipsters
may also visit, 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 select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.