Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a grand theft suspect.
On Sunday, September 10, 2017, between the hours of 1:05 p.m. and 3:25 p.m., (2) two theft from person incidents occurred in a grocery store located on the 6300 block of West 3rd Street.
The suspect approached the victims from behind while they were shopping. The victims turned their backs to their shopping carts to pick items from the shelf. The suspect reached into their purses, removed their wallets and walked away. The victims targeted were female shoppers who placed their purses in their shopping cart while shopping.
The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt, gray pants and black tennis shoes with white soles.
Anyone with information about this case, or if you were possibly a victim of this suspect, you are asked to contact Detective R. Hernandez or Detective J. Cardenas, Wilshire Area Detectives at 213 922-8216. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”