Robber Pulls Trigger and Experiences a Misfire NR17162im

June 1, 2017

Boyle Heights: Detectives from
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division are seeking
the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

On May 27, 2017, at 5:10 p.m., a suspect entered a business located
in the 900 block of North Forest Avenue. The suspect pointed a gun
at an employee and demanded money. The employee was not injured,
however the suspect attempted to shoot by pressing the trigger
several times and experienced a misfire. The suspect had the
employee place money in a bag and then fled on foot.

The suspect’s face is seen momentarily prior to him entering the
store. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 25-30
years-old, with a mustache, black hair and stands at 5′ 8″ tall and
weighs approximately 180.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Hollenbeck Robbery
Detectives, at (323) 342-8981. During non-business hours or on
weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call
the L.A. 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.