Two Robbery Suspects Caught on Camera

August 2, 2006

Los Angeles: Two men are shown on surveillance tape robbing a Harbor Area restaurant, after ordering dinner and sitting in the establishment for almost an hour.

On Wednesday, July 19, 2006, around 11:15 p.m., the suspects, two male Blacks, entered the Del Taco at 18604 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. They approached the counter and ordered food. After receiving their order, the suspects remained inside of the restaurant for over fifty minutes seated at one of the booths. When there were no other customers, one of the suspects jumped over the counter and held an employee at gunpoint. His companion joined in and took money from the cash register and from employees. The suspects entered a dark colored foreign vehicle and fled southbound on Western Avenue.

The suspects were described as Black men, about 5′ 7" to 5′ 8" tall, 180 to 200 pounds, each. They are between 18 to 21 years of age.

Anyone with information or recognize the suspects is asked to call Harbor Area Robbery Detectives Pat Guerra or Officer Williams at 310-522-2029. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).