Hit and Run Traffic Collision Captured on Video NR17134lp

May 9, 2017

Los Angeles: Detectives
from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division
are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that
would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit
and run collision that left 89-year-old Roy Ito hospitalized.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, around 9:30 a.m., Topanga officers
responded to a radio call of an ambulance hit and run in a parking
lot located to the rear of the 22000 block of Burbank Boulevard
west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. When officers arrived at the
location they found that Mr. Roy Ito was walking in the parking lot
when the suspect’s car was backing out of a parking spot. Mr. Ito
was hit by the rear end of the car and fell to the ground hitting
his head causing a serious injury. The driver of the vehicle
stopped to render aide to Mr. Ito but failed to identify

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene. Mr.
Ito was transported to a local area hospital where he is still
listed in critical condition.

The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches
tall, and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was seen wearing a
green long sleeve button jacket and blue jeans. A female passenger
was also at scene. She was seen wearing a long green dress and a
white sweater.

The suspect vehicle is described a newer model, grey ford

**To view the video go to lapdonline.org**

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles
Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust
Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Valley Traffic Division, Detective Larkin at 818-644-8115 or
Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on
weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the
LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
ww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.