Robbery Suspect Captured on Tape NR12428cj

September 12, 2012

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Division Robbery Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect whose images were captured on surveillance video committing a robbery at business in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles.

On August 23, 2012, around 8:50 a.m., a man entered a business located in the 1100 block of Avalon Boulevard and robbed the store employee, using a knife.  The suspect took cash from the register and from the employee.  The suspect stabbed the employee when the employee attempted to stop him then ran away from the scene.

The suspect may have of committed five additional robberies in the Wilmington Area.

The suspect is described as a 20 to 30-year-old Hispanic male.  He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.  He was wearing a black baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information on this crime or the suspect, is urged to call LAPD’s Harbor Area Robbery Detectives at 310-726-7757.  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 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.