North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Area Robbery detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for taxi cab robberies in North Hollywood.
On Friday, June 9, 2017, around 11:30 p.m., the suspect hailed a cab in the North Hollywood area near the subway station and requested the taxi driver to drive a short distance. Upon arriving at the destination, the suspect simulated a handgun and demanded money. The driver was not harmed during the incident.
On Saturday, June 17, 2017, around 2:15 a.m., the suspect used the same technique and robbed another taxi cab driver. During the second robbery, the taxi driver suffered minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a 25-year-old male Black with black hair. He stands around 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. The suspect has a goatee, and was wearing a necklace with a large charm and a ring on his right hand.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Detective Hammer or Detective Mahoney, North Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives at 818-754-8424. 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 L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.