Brazen Street Robbery Captured on Video Surveillance NR19065jl

March 13, 2019

Melrose: Detectives from the Los
Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are seeking the
public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the
identification and arrest of four robbery suspects.

On Monday, March 04, 2019, around 4:10 p.m., multiple suspects
followed the victim from a business located on Melrose Ave. The
victim was walking in a residential area in the 7400 block of
Waring Ave when he was approached by four suspects who were
following him on foot. Suspect-1 grabbed the victim from behind
while suspect-2 began to strike the victim multiple times.
Suspect-3 and suspect-4 removed the victim’s property from his
person. The victim suffered a bloody nose. A concerned citizen
stopped his vehicle, exited, and then chased the suspects who fled
westbound on Waring Ave.

Detectives believe the suspects may be responsible for several
other robberies in the area.

Suspect-1 is described as a male, Black, 18 to 25 years of age,
standing approximately 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs around
120-160 pounds. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with a white
zipper & string, black pants, white shoes and a black Nike
backpack.

Suspect-2 is described as a male, Black, 18 to 25 years of age,
standing approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and
weighs around 140 pounds. He was wearing a white hoodie with
writing on the front, black pants, black shoes and a tan
backpack.

Suspect- 3 is described as a male, Black, 18 to 25 years of age,
goatee, stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs around 200
pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, black shoes and a
black backpack.

Suspect-4 is described as a male, Black, 18 to 25 years of age,
standing approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and
weighs around 140 pounds. He was wearing a white hoodie with
writing on front, black pants, black shoes, and a black/grey
backpack.


Suspects Captured on Surveillance Camera Prior to Robbery

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact
Wilshire Robbery Detective John Maloney at (213) 922-8217 or Senior
Lead Officer Ian O’Brien at (213) 922-8211 During non-business
hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-247(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 select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.