Koreatown: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Olympic Area, Robbery Detectives are seeking
the public’s help identifying armed robbery suspects whose images
were caught on surveillance video.
On January 5, 2019, at approximately 1:23 p.m., Suspect-1 and
Suspect-2 entered a Catholic Church Supply store located in the
3600 block of West Olympic Boulevard. They browsed merchandise in
the store for a short time before Suspect-1 pointed a handgun at
the clerk and forced her into the office area in the back of the
store. Suspect-2 forced a female customer into the office area as
well. Suspect-1 held the victims in the office area while Suspect-2
removed jewelry items and placed them in her bag. Both suspects
fled on foot with the store’s property.
On January 17, 2019, at approximately 12:20 p.m., Suspect-2 entered
a shoe store located in the 4200 block of 3rd Street and appeared
to be browsing the merchandise. Shortly afterwards, Suspect-1
entered the store and pointed a small black handgun at the clerk.
The suspects forced the clerk to the storage area in the back of
the store. Suspect-2 removed items from the victim as Suspect-1
held her at gunpoint. Suspect-1 and Suspect-2 fled on foot with the
Both locations were Korean run businesses and are locked during
normal business hours. Customers must be let in by the clerks, or
have appointments to enter the locations. In both cases, clerks
allowed the suspects to enter.
Suspect-1 is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 7
inches tall, medium build, approximately 30-40 years of age. On
January 5, 2019, he was wearing a baseball cap, scarf and glasses.
On January 17, 2019, he was wearing a knit winter hat and a Gap
Suspect-2 is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 3
to 5 inches tall, medium build, approximately 30-45 years of age.
On January 5, 2019, she was wearing a black baseball cap and
glasses with a grey sweatshirt and pants. On January 17, 2019, she
was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, hooded winter jacket and
Anyone with information is urged to contact Olympic Division
Detectives, Robbery Section, Detective Brian Calicchia at (213)
382-9466. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org,
and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also
download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA
Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.