Robbery Suspects on Surveillance Video Arrested NR18020ml

January 23, 2018

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Van Nuys Division Robbery detectives are
seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an outstanding
robbery suspect.

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 10:35 a.m., a robbery occurred
in the Macy’s store at the Westfield Mall located at 14000
Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks involving three suspects.

The one suspect (driver) stayed in the vehicle. Two suspects
entered the Macy’s store and approached the Macy’s jewelry counter.
One suspect used a hammer to break the class counter and removed
the glass. He then produced a handgun and pointed the gun at
several customers while the other suspect grabbed several high-end
watches. The suspects ran to the waiting vehicle and fled with the

Two suspects have been arrested (Suspect 1 and Suspect 3) and the
gun used in the robbery has been recovered. One suspect is still

Suspect-1 has been arrested and identified as Joseph Daniel Chavez
(person with gun).

Suspect-2 was described as a male Hispanic, unknown hair, unknown
eyes, he stands between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches, he
weighs between 180/200 lbs., and 20 to 30 years of age.

Suspect-2 was wearing a black and gray hoodie, tan shorts, white
shoes, brown baseball hat, black gloves and a gray bandana over his
nose and mouth.

Suspect-3 has been arrested and identified as Joseph Anthony Chavez

Van Nuys Division Robbery detectives are continuing the
investigation and are asking for the public’s help to locate any
possible witnesses to the crime.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van
Nuys Robbery Detective Barba at (818) 374-0087. 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.”