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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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UPDATE

On December 5, 2017, around 12:00 p.m., Northeast Detectives and Northeast Specialized Units took the suspect into custody at the East Los Angeles Probation Office. The suspect was identified by detectives after weeks of intensive investigation. The suspect was booked at MDC jail.

1)Sean Thomas King D.O.B. 01-13-1982
2)Male Hispanic- 5 feet 8 inches tall- 225 pounds- transient
3)Charges: six armed robberies
4)Bail Amount is 1,125,000.00

Los Angeles:
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

The suspect enters a business and demands cash from the register. The suspect takes the money and runs away from the location. The suspect possibly leaves the area in a silver Nissan Sentra or similar vehicle. The suspect has committed six armed robberies since November 7th at various commercial businesses in the Eagle Rock and Highland Park areas.
  • 11/07/17 10:00 PM 4900 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard
  • 11/11/17 4:15 PM 4700 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard
  • 11/13/17 9:40 PM 1000 block of Colorado Boulevard
  • 11/14/17 12:30 PM 5800 block of York Boulevard
  • 11/17/17 7:30 PM 6400 block of York Boulevard
  • 11/18/17 5:20 PM 400 block of North Avenue 64

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his late twenties or early thirties, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gloves in all of the crimes. The suspect is wearing white tennis shoes with blue laces, possibly Nike Air Max.

In every robbery, the suspect is wearing a white paper mask. The mask is described as those used for cosmetic facials. The mask was form fitting with holes for the eyes, mouth, and nose.

The suspect uses a small blue steel revolver that resembles a "Starter Pistol."

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Franco, Northeast Area Detectives at (323) 561-3472. 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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