Hollywood Kidnap/Robbery Suspects Sought NR13258bb

August 2, 2013

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Division Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of suspects who committed a Kidnap/Robbery in the Hollywood area.

On July 23, 2013, around 4 p.m., while sitting in his vehicle parked in the 8000 block of Carlton Way, the victim told investigators that a white Chevy van stopped alongside his vehicle and three suspects emerged from the van and kidnapped the victim.  After some time, the suspects drove to a gas station where money was exchanged and the victim was released. 

Suspect-1 is only described as a male, no further description.  Suspect-2 is a described as a male, possible Hispanic.  Suspect-3 is described as male Hispanic, 40 to 45 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 180-185 pounds (see composite sketch).  Suspect-4 was the driver; no description.  The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives Alvarez or Kukaua at (213) 972-2954 or (213) 972-2932. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Suspect-3 is described as male Hispanic, 40 to 45 years of age, approximately 5 feet 8 inches and weighs between 180-185 pounds.

Suspect Vehicle description:

•White 2000-2006 Chevy Express commercial type van
•Sliding door on passenger side door
•Standard rims