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Friday, July 17, 2015

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Identity Thieves Sought by LAPD NR15241ml

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division are seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in identity theft.

On July 14th, 2015, around 7:05 p.m., the suspects entered a department store located in the 8800 block of La Cienega Boulevard. The suspects were observed on camera purchasing over $1800 worth of merchandise using a fraudulent credit card in the name of the victim. Shortly after exiting the store, the suspects re-entered, and attempted to purchase more items with the fraudulent credit card. Their second purchase attempt was denied by the store.

Suspect-1 is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 30-years-old, with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs approximately 190 pounds. Suspect-2 is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30-years-old, with brown hair and a beard. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs approximately 160 pounds.



Anyone with information that will help with the identification of these suspects is asked to call Southwest Burglary Detective Meyer or Detective Hodge at (213) 485-6795. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.




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