Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Olympic Area Robbery Unit detectives are asking
for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect
captured on surveillance video committing several business
Between April 23, 2016 and April 29, 2016, the suspect committed
three robberies and two attempted robberies that occurred in
Olympic Area. The locations of these crimes were in the 3300 block
of West Pico Boulevard, in the 1700 block of South Western Avenue
(robbed twice), in the 1500 block of South Western Avenue, and in
the 2200 block of West Washington Boulevard.
In each one of these cases, the suspect causally walked into the
businesses carrying bags that he placed on the cashier’s counters.
The suspect then lifted up his sweatshirt brandishing a handgun
while ordering employees to place money in the bag. The suspect
made away with a large amount of money from the three robberies.
The suspect was last seen fleeing on a BMX bike.
suspect is described as a male Black, between 20 and 30 years old.
He stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 180
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call LAPD’s
Olympic Area Robbery Unit detectives at (213) 382-9102. During
non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call
Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also
contact Crimestoppers 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
LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.