Angeles: LAPD West Los Angeles Division detectives are
asking for the public’s help in providing any information that will
lead to the arrest of the suspects responsible for a robbery in the
West L.A. Area.
On October 6, at around 5 a.m., two African-American males entered
the 7-11 store located in the 11600 block of Wilshire Boulevard.
Two employees, one of whom is the store manager, were working
inside when the men walked in. One of the suspects made his way
over to the employees and demanded one of them to the floor. The
suspect then dragged the manager from the front of the store to the
area behind the cash registers.
Once the suspect and the store manager were behind the cash
registers, the suspect ordered the manager to open the safe. When
the manager said that he could not unlock the safe, the suspect
demanded that he open the cash registers. Fearing for his life, the
manager did as he was told. The suspect removed about two hundred
dollars from one of the registers and then both suspects left the
The store was equipped with a CCTV system that captured the robbery
on video. The suspects are described as African-American males
that appeared to be 20 years-old. They stood about 6 feet tall and
weighed about 150 pounds. Both suspects were last seen wearing
white plastic painter’s suits, gloves and their faces were covered
by painter’s masks.
The suspects are to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call West L.A.
Robbery Detectives at 310-444-1520. 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.