Video Store Bandit Wanted

January 5, 2004

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery Homicide
Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person
responsible for a series of robberies at video stores in the Valley area.
The suspect’s method of operation is to enter a location and place a
cloth over his mouth. He points an unknown caliber handgun at the victim and
demands access to the cash registers and safe. On other occasions, the
suspect has approached employees responsible for the bank deposits. He
displays a handgun in his waistband and demands cash. The suspect takes the
cash and leaves the locations on foot.
The suspect is described as a male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 6’0"-
6’02", 180-200 pounds, 20-25 years of age with close cropped hair.

Surveillance photographs are available at Media Relation Section.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is urged to contact
Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-485-2511. On weekends and during off-hours
contact the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This news advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Sandra
Escalante, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.