Los Angeles: Detectives
from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Area are seeking
the public’s assistance in identifying a violent robbery
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, around 6:00 p.m., a robbery occurred
in a cell phone store located on the 2100 block of Central Avenue.
An armed suspect entered the business and shows the employee a
handgun and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect
opened backpack and instructed employee to put money in backpack.
The suspect fled the location on foot.
On Monday, March 19, 2018, around 2:25 p.m., a robbery occurred at
a title and loan company located in the 800 block of Washington
Boulevard. An armed suspect entered the business armed with a
handgun. The suspect chambered a round in the handgun while
demanding money from the employee. The suspect exited the business
and fled on foot.
The suspect in both robberies is described as a 25-30-year-old male
Black with medium complexion. He stands 5 feet, 5 to 7 inches tall
and weighs approximately 185 pounds. He was wearing a backpack,
dark blue beanie with a Rams logo on the front, blue sweater with a
white stripes, mustard yellow colored pants, and dark blue Vans.
The suspect also has a tattoo of unknown writing on the left side
of his face.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact
Detective Fitzsimmons or Detective Avila, Newton Area Detectives at
323-846-6572. 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 www.lapdonline.org, and
click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”