Grand Theft Suspect Caught on Video NR17301dm

October 17, 2017

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, and click on “Anonymous
Web Tips.”