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Friday, September 8, 2017

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Pick Pocket Suspects Caught on Video NR17259ne

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Area (HED)detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two "Theft from Person" suspects.

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., two theft from person incidents occurred. The first incident occurred on Sycamore Street, just north of Hollywood Boulevard, and the second occurred at the corner of Franklin Street and Orchid Avenue in the Hollywood Area.

Two suspects approached the victims from behind and tossed an unknown type of liquid on the back of their clothing. The suspects then approached the victims to tell them they have bird feces on their clothing. The suspects, appearing concerned, tell the victims that they will help wipe and clean them off. During the exaggerated wipe down by both suspects, one suspect removes a wallet from one victim. A camera was removed from a back pack from the second victim in a separate incident. Both suspects then entered a Nissan Rogue, with white paper plates, being driven by a third suspect and fled in an unknown direction.

The victims targeted were 20 and 71-years-old.

Suspect one is described as a 30 to 40-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, dark shorts and black tennis shoes with white soles.

Suspect two is described as a 35 to 40-year-old female Hispanic with black hair. She stands

5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 170 to180 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black floppy hat, black flower shirt, black pants and black shoes.

There is no description on the third suspect.

**To view the video of the suspect please go to www.lapdonline.org**

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer Corona Hollywood Entertainment District Detectives at 213 972 2939. 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 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."



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