Robbers Wearing Monkey and Gorilla Masks Caught on Video NR15008SF

January 8, 2015
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Los Angeles: Robbery detectives from Wilshire Division released video showing two suspects committing a brazen daytime robbery.

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, around 12:50 p.m., two suspects entered a business in the 7800 block of Melrose Avenue. The suspects threatened the store clerk with two semi-auto hand guns and stole numerous pairs of Nike Jordan Shoes for women. After the robbery, the suspects left the scene in a car described as a later model gray Nissan Altima with 4-doors and paper plates.

Suspect #1 is described as a male Black/Hispanic, between 18-25 years-old. He stands approximately 5’07-5’09” tall and weighs around 150-160 pounds. He is seen on the video wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans, light blue gloves and a monkey face mask.

Suspect #2 is described as a male Black/Hispanic, between 18-25 years-old. He stands approximately 5’07-5’09” tall and weighs around 150-160 pounds. He was wearing red shirt, blue jeans, light blue gloves and a gorilla mask.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Wilshire Robbery Detective S. Loera (Spanish speaker) at (213) 922-8216. 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.