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News Release

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Media Relations

Taco Truck Robbery NR18211rh

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Deppartment and 77th Division Robbery Detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of three suspects involved in a robbery.

On July 14, 2018, around 3:10 a.m., 77th Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a robbery that just occurred in the 1300 block of West Manchester Avenue.

When the officers arrived, they discovered that three suspects had entered the taco truck parked at the location and robbed the workers at gunpoint. One of the victims was pistol-whipped during the incident.

Their investigation revealed that two male Blacks and one male Hispanic entered the truck, forced the workers to the ground and demanded money. The suspects attempted to gain access to a safe at the location, however were unable to access the safe. The suspects then demanded property, including cell phones and cash, from the workers.

The suspects were last seen running from the location with the victims' property. The suspects are described in their 20's, with no distinctive physical features.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call 77th Street Robbery Squad, Detective Kenneth Williams, at (323) 786-5422. 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.