Vicious Home Invasion Robbers Sought

August 26, 2004

News Conference
Friday, August 27, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.
1340 West 85th Street, Los Angeles (Crime Location)

Los Angeles: On August 24, 2004, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a Home Invasion Robbery occurred at 1348 West 85th Street. The victim, 53 year-old Thelma Crooks, was ordered into her house at gunpoint by a female Black suspect. Once inside the residence, two male Black suspects entered the residence and tied up the victim. The suspects savagely beat the victim prior to taking currency, jewelry and a safe from the residence. The suspects left the scene in the victim’s vehicle.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment for multiple lacerations and contusions to the face and head she had received during the robbery.
Ms. Crooks will be present at the news conference to talk about her ordeal during the robbery.
Persons with information regarding this incident are requested to contact 77th Street Robbery Detectives, at 213-485-4175. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news advisory was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.