Suspect Sought in Jack in the Box Robberies

June 2, 2000

Friday, June 2, 2000

"Suspect Sought in Jack in the Box Robberies"

Los Angeles: On Thursday, May 22, 2000 at approximately 9:00 P.M., an armed suspect committed a robbery at the Jack in The Box Restaurant located in the 5100 block of Jefferson Blvd. The suspect followed an employee into the work area of the store where he forced the employee to open the cash registers and took the money. The Following morning, May 23, 2000 at approximately 9:50 A.M. the store was robbed again, possibly by the same suspect.

The suspect is described an African American male, 6’0"/6"3", 200 pounds, brown eyes, black hair, 23/30 years of age.

The Detectives were able to get a surveillance tape of the incident and are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in this case. A copy of the videotape is available for the Press at LAPD Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information regarding this case may contact Robbery Detectives Derek Fellows or Officer Adam Mezquita, Southwest Operations Support Division at 213-485-2561.

For additional information regarding this incident, please contact Media Relation Section at 213-485-3586.

This press release was prepared by Officer Kenneth Scott.

For Release 11:00 am PDT
June 2, 2000