Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Olympic Area detectives are seeking the
public’s help on identifying two armed robbery suspects whose
images were caught on surveillance video.
On August 20, 2017, around 9:45 p.m., an armed robbery occurred in
front of a taco truck in the area of Washington Boulevard and Cimarron Street. The
suspects approached the victim who was standing in front of the
taco truck. Suspect one produced a handgun and demanded property
from the victim. The victim who was in fear for his life handed
over his property to the suspect. Both suspects then fled with
Suspect one is described as a male Hispanic,
25-26 years of age, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 160
pounds. He was last seen wearing a red baseball hat, grey jacket,
blue jeans, and red shoes.
Suspect two is described as a male Hispanic, 25-26 years of age, 5
feet 9 inches tall, weighs around 160 pounds. He was last seen
wearing a black baseball hat, black shirt, and black pants.
Below are preventative insights
one should consider while walking on the streets.
Be aware of your surroundings, especially in isolated areas.
Familiarize yourself with street names or landmarks in case an
emergency occurs. Be cognizant of strangers standing around or
Avoid travelling alone on the street. Suspects generally
target lone victims.
Avoid possessing large amount of money.
Limit the use of electronics that would distract your
attention from potential dangers. If using a cellular phone, look
up occasionally to reacquaint your surroundings.
Exercise discretion wearing high-valued jewelry or using
expensive cellular phones. Consider using hands-free earphones
allowing you to keep your cellular phone concealed while in use.
If a crime occurs to you or others, be a good witness.
Observe as much detail as possible of the suspect without
intervening. Your life is more valuable than property.
Report the crime as soon as possible by calling 911. Delayed
reporting can significantly reduce the possibility of
apprehending the suspect.
Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged
to contact Olympic Area Robbery Detective Tokoro at (213) 382-9466.
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, and click on “Anonymous
Web Tips” and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain