Serial Robbery Suspect Sought for Crimes That Took Place in Los Angeles and the South Bay

April 23, 2010

Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for
the public’s help to identify and locate
a serial robbery suspect who robbed pedestrians, two markets and
attempted to rob a third market at gunpoint.

On March 21, 2010, at around 4:00 p.m., a suspect entered a liquor
store located in the 400 block of South Pacific Coast Highway in
Redondo Beach. He brandished a handgun and demanded money, but did
not receive any cash. After the attempted robbery, a second
possible suspect was seen, driving a blue Dodge pickup truck away
from the liquor store.

On the same day, at around 4:50 p.m., two women were walking in the
area of 34th Street and Palm Drive in Hermosa Beach. The suspect,
matching the same description, pointed a handgun at the women and
robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money.

Later that evening, at around 7:30 p.m., the same suspect travelled
north to Los Angeles, and committed a robbery at gunpoint at a
local market, located in the 1200 block of Bellevue Avenue.

The final robbery occurred at 8:10 p.m. at another neighborhood
market, located in the 3900 block of Figueroa Street, in the
Highland Park area.

The primary suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair,
brown eyes, 19-21 years old, 5′ 4″ to 5′ 5″ tall, 125-155 pounds,
with a goatee. The clothing was consistent in all the crimes, a
dark blue or black beanie, sunglasses, white Raiders sweatshirt
with black trim, blue jeans and white shoes.

The second suspect, seen only at the Redondo Beach attempt robbery,
was described as a male Hispanic, brown hair, 5’8″ tall, 160
pounds, with a thin build. The possible vehicle was the blue Dodge
pickup truck.

The LAPD Rampart Detective Division is working in collaboration
with the Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach Police Departments on this

Anyone with information regarding these investigations is urged to
call Rampart robbery detectives at 213-484-3627. During
non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call
Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also
contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637
(C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone. All text
messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can
go to, click on “web tips” and follow the