Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Newton Area Robbery Unit detectives are asking
for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect captured on
On August 20, 2016 around 6:20 p.m., the suspect entered a local
business and pretended to buy a phone in the 5300 block of South
Main Street in the city of Los Angeles. As the store clerk was
filling out paperwork, the suspect walked behind the counter and
pushed the clerk away from the cash register. The suspect then told
the clerk to step away from the register or he would hurt her
daughter who was present at the time. The suspect took money from
the register and left the business.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, around 40 years old
with bald/shaved hair, black facial hair and brown eyes. He stands
about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call LAPD’s
Newton Area Robbery Detective Rose or Thompson at (323) 846-6572.
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.