Angeles: On Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 11 a.m., three
male Black suspects entered a jewelry store located in the 3200
block of Wilshire Boulevard. One of the suspects held the security
guard at gun point while the other two smashed the glass jewelry
cases with a hammer.
During the robbery, the suspects removed thousands of dollars worth
of jewelry from the display cases. The suspects then ran out the
back door. Outside the store, they encountered the parking lot
security guard, a male Korean, who they bludgeoned in an attempt to
escape. The suspects then tried to carjack a vehicle driven by a
Korean woman but were unsuccessful. The suspects then carjacked a
Korean man for his 2001 white GMC Savana van with a California
License Plate 6T97736. A third vehicle, a green Toyota van was
seen leaving the scene by the third suspect. The stolen green van
was reported earlier to police and was found abandoned about one
mile away from the jewelry store.
For reference, the parking lot security guard was initially listed
in critical condition and is now in stable condition.
The following are descriptions of the wanted suspects:
1: Male Black approximately 20-25 years-old, 5’08”-6’00”
tall and weighed approximately 180-200 pounds. Suspect 1 was
seen wearing dark pants, white, long sleeve hooded shirt with
2: Male Black approximately 20-25 years-old, 5’08”-6’00”
tall and weighed approximately 180-200 pounds. Suspect 2 was
seen wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt.
3: Male Black approximately 20-25 years-old, 5’08”-6’00”
tall and weighed approximately 180-200 pounds. Suspect 3 wore
a dark baseball hat, dark jacket, white shirt and dark
Attached are photographs of the suspects inside the jewelry
store. For surveillance video, please call Media Relations Section
The community should consider the suspects armed and
have any additional information regarding this crime, or the
involved individuals please contact Olympic Robbery Detectives at
213-382-9103. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips”
and follow the prompts.