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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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Robbery Suspect Hits Same Store Twice During Christmas Time NR17014lp

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Area Robbery detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect who committed two robberies in the Hollywood Area.

On December 25, 2016 the suspect went into a business located in the 5400 block of Hollywood Boulevard. The suspect asked the employee to change a $5 bill. When the employee opened the cash drawer the suspect reached into it and began taking the money. The employee and the suspect struggled over the cash drawer and the suspect shoved the employee out of the way.

On December 27, 2016 around midnight, the suspect returned to the same business and shoved another employee to the side and took more cash from the location.

The suspect is believed to live in the area and was seen wearing the same outfit during the commission of both robberies.

The suspect is described as an Asia male with black hair and brown eyes. He is in his mid 20s, is approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs approximately 170-190 lbs. He was seen wearing a black baseball cap with red bill, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, multiple chain necklaces, and a gray backpack.


If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime, contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives, Officer Wechsler at (213) 972-2954. 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 LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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