Robbery Suspect Caught on Tape NR13005bb

January 3, 2013

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Newton Area Robbery Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a robbery suspect caught on surveillance video.

On December 23, 2012, at 3:10 p.m., the suspect drove up to a propane gas business located in the 500 block of East Slauson Boulevard in south Los Angeles.  The suspect exited his vehicle holding a handgun in his right hand and walked directly to the cashier/attendant. The suspect pointed the handgun at the attendant and demanded money. The suspect took the money from the cashier, returned to his vehicle and drove away.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 35-year-old male Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 190 pounds.  In the photo below, the suspect was wearing a piece of grey tape under his right eye possibly to cover a tattoo.  Surveillance footage of the robbery is available at

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a 2000 – 2005 Chevy Impala, light gray or white in color.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Newton Area Robbery Detective Medina or Detective O’Brien at 323-846-6572.  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 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”