Robbery Suspects Caught On Tape

May 5, 2003

Los Angeles: North Hollywood Detectives are investigating a series of restaurant robberies in the San Fernando Valley during the month of April. The suspects in the robberies are described as male Hispanics, 20 to 35 years of age. They are both armed with handguns and a shotgun, which they took from the last business they robbed. The suspects have been seen in two different vehicles, a possible green Isuzu Rodeo and a black 4-door Toyota Camry.

Suspect 1: 5’5"/5’8", 150-175 lbs., shaved head
Suspect 2: 5’2’/5’8", 140-175 lbs., shaved head, multiple tattoos on both arms

The detectives are currently investigating the following robberies that have been committed by the suspects:

April 11, 2003, 11:50 p.m. El Taco Llama, 11511 Sherman Way
April 15, 2003, 10:45 p.m. Siete Mares Restaurant, 7540 Lankershim Boulevard
April 19, 2003, midnight Siete Mares Restaurant, 8869 Woodman Avenue
April 25, 2003, 8:28 p.m. Don Juan Carniceria, 12922 Vanowen Street

Videotapes showing the suspects in their April 25th robbery are available for the media at Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to call North Hollywood Detectives at 818-623-4071. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.