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Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division, is asking for the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect involved in multiple robberies committed in the span of a 2 to 3 block radius.

On Friday, January 22, 2016, around 5:40 p.m. the suspect entered a local Market located in the 1800 block of West Pico Boulevard. The suspect began to argue with the store clerk and grabbed a 12 pack of beer from the cooler. The suspect pushed and punched the clerk prior to leaving the store without paying for the beer.

The suspect is also wanted for a robbery that occurred on Friday, January 22, 2016, around 5:55 p.m. in the 1300 block of Alvarado Terrace. The suspect approached the victim and attempted to sell the victim marijuana. When the victim refused to purchase the marijuana the suspect demanded money, and began to punch the victim on the face. The suspect took victim's property and fled on foot.

Later that day around 6:30 p.m. the suspect approached another victim and demanded the phone the victim was speaking on. When the victim refused, the suspect punched him on the face. The victim ran towards a group where a female told the suspect to leave the victim alone. Suspect focused his attention on the female and approached her and demanded her property. She refused and the suspect punched her in the face and fled the location on foot.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic with shaved head and is approximately 20 to 25 years old. He has brown eyes and stands around 5 feet 7 inches tall and weights approximately 140 pounds.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspects are urged to call LAPD's Rampart Area Robbery Detectives at (213) 484-3629. 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. Tipsters may remain anonymous.



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