Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division, is seeking the
public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the
identification and arrest of a serial robbery suspect.
On May of 2018, detectives began investigating a series of
robberies involving a lone male Hispanic driving a truck. The
suspect would approach pedestrians on the street and ask them for
help in moving furniture.
Once the victim would agree, the victim would enter the suspect’s
vehicle and would be driven to a residential area. The suspect
would brandish a handgun and rob them of their cash.
The suspect would order the victim out of the vehicle and flee the
location. Investigators have identified 17 victims, that have been
targeted by this suspect.
The suspect has been primarily targeting victims in the areas of
Arleta, Pacoima and Panorama City. The most recent robbery occurred
on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the 6800 block of Firmament Avenue
in Van Nuys.
suspect is a male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, standing at
5’05”- 5’09” tall, weighing approximately 200-250 pounds, 40-55
years of age, and armed with a black handgun.
The suspect has been driving various trucks and SUVs (F-150, GMC,
Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram, Yukon, Expedition and Suburban).
Robbery Homicide Division detectives working with the assistance of
City Council President Nury Martinez, obtained a $15,000 reward
requesting the public’s assistance for information that will lead
to the identity, arrest and conviction of the suspect involved in
this series of robberies.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Robbery
Homicide Detectives Teresa Alonzo or Daniel Jaramillo at
213-486-6840. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (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
www.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.