Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding additional witnesses to assist in their investigation of a daytime robbery which was caught on surveillance video.
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., LAPD Wilshire officers responded to a radio call of a robbery suspect that just left a clothing store, located at the 7800 block of Melrose Avenue.
A male employee was working at the store when the suspect entered. Believing that the suspect was a customer, the employee approached to assist him. The suspect proceeded to throw a couple of white trash bags at the employee, pointed a black handgun at him, and demanded that he fill the bags with clothing, shoes, and money.
Fearing for his safety, the employee complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect took the property and fled on foot.
The suspect is described as, male, Black, 25-30 years of age, standing at approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black beanie, blue surgical mask, navy blue “LA Rams” hoodie, blue pants, and unknown color shoes.