Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Rampart Division, is asking for the public’s
help in identifying a suspect whose image was captured on
surveillance video entering and exiting the apartment complex at
2208 W. 8th St.
On June 5, 2015 around 5:00 a.m. the suspect approached the victim
at the corner of 8th Street and Alvarado Street, and asked the
victim if he knew a mutual friend. The victim then befriended the
suspect and allowed him to enter his residence to wait for the
mutual friend. After several hours, the suspect began to use the
victim’s cell phone. When the victim asked for his cell phone back,
the suspect became angry and struck the victim multiple times in
the head and body. The suspect told him not to move, terrified he
complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect then began to
ransack the victim’s apartment removing property. The suspect was
using victim’s phone to text unknown person and demanded the
victim’s exact address. The victim was fearful that additional
suspects were going to come to his residence, so he jumped out of a
window and ran from his residence. The suspect removed property
from the victim’s residence and fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 23 years of age with
black hair, brown eyes, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and 170
pounds, AKA “Diego”. He was wearing glasses, white long sleeve
shirt, light blue jeans, black shoes with white shoe laces, and
possible name of Carlos Rivas.
Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspects are urged to
call LAPD’s Rampart Area Robbery Detectives at 213-484-3629. During
non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.
Tipsters may remain anonymous