Downtown Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying two robbery suspects.
On February 4, 2021, around 7:30 p.m., the victim was standing outside of an eatery on the 400 block of West 8th Street. The victim was looking at his cellphone when he was approached by suspect-1 and punched in the face several times. The attack occurred without any provocation and caused the victim to fall to the ground. Suspect-2 joined in and both suspects took the victim’s property. The suspects fled westbound on 8th Street toward Olive Street.
Suspect-1 is described as a male Black, 17 to 20-years-old. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a hooded red Nike sweatshirt, blue jeans, and red shoes.
Suspect-2 is described as male Black, between 15 to 18-years-old. He stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black leather jacket, black shorts, and red Nike Air Jordan shoes.
It is recommended the community take the following precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim:
Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Try to stay in well-lit areas. Don’t walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people. Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance, and never get too close to the car. If you feel you’re being followed, walk to a well-populated area. Don’t resist. Give up your property, don’t give up your life. Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.
Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Central Area Robbery Detective M. Gonzalez at 213-996-1875. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 323-846-6553 or 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 www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.