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Friday, September 30, 2016

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Kidnapping Suspect Wanted NR16306ti

September 28, 2016

Suspect Jose Eduardo Gaxiola Caro was taken into custody by Southwest Division officers.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division Detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the kidnapping of a 28-year-old woman near Denker Avenue and Exposition Boulevard.

On September 29, 2016, around 2:50 p.m., Southwest patrol officers responded to a silent alarm call at a convenience store in the 3900 block of Denker Avenue. Once officers arrived they learned that a kidnap had taken place. The victim was working as a clerk at the convenience store when the suspect entered the store. The suspect, armed with a hammer, grabbed the victim, and dragged her out of the store to his awaiting vehicle. Suspect then forced the victim into the vehicle and fled southbound on Denker Avenue from the location.

The suspect has been identified as Jose Eduardo Gaxiola Caro, a 29-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He was last seen driving away from the location in a red 1995 Honda Civic 4 door, California License Plate 3NOZ420.

The victim has been found and has been taken to a local area hospital for medical evaluation.

The suspect is still outstanding and considered to be armed and dangerous.

Southwest Robbery Detectives are available for an on camera interview upon request. Please contact Lieutenant II Alex Vargas, or Detective III Richard Record at 213-485-2562. 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.