Palms: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Pacific Area robbery detectives are
investigating a pair of early morning robberies that occurred at
two convenience stores located in the 12400 block of Venice
Boulevard and the 11100 block of Venice Boulevard.
On February 19, 2020, at 5:05 a.m. and 5:15 a.m., a lone male
suspect entered the stores and posed as a customer. Once the
clerk was distracted, the suspect produced a black handgun, held
the clerk at gunpoint and demanded money. Out of fear, the clerk
complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of money. The
suspect quickly exited the store and fled the scene. Since both
convenience stores are approximately one and a half miles from
each other, investigators believe the suspect may have had a
getaway car nearby.
suspect is described as a 35 to 45-year-old male Black. He stands
between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, weighing approximately
180 to 185 pounds. He was wearing a gray fleece hooded sweater,
black t-shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes. The suspect
was armed with a blue steel semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Luis Jurado
at 310-482-6369 or Detective Carlos Carias at 310-482-6372.
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 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