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News Release

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Media Relations

Robbery Suspects Prey on Elderly Man NR17363im

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two robbery suspects.

On November 22, 2017, around 7:40 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 600 block of Alvarado Street, at a business.

The victim, an 84-year-old male entered the business to purchase canned food. While shopping two female suspects approached the victim. At which time, suspect 2 reached inside the victim's rear pant pocket and grabbed his wallet. The victim reached around and placed his hand over his rear pant pocket to hold on to his wallet. The victim struggled to keep his wallet, suspect two overpowered him and took his wallet causing him to fall to the ground

Suspect 1 is described as a 25-year-old Black, female with black hair with blue braids. She was seen wearing a black jacket with blue Adidas stripes, gray pants, black and white sandals, carrying a brown purse.

Suspect 2 is described as a 25-year-old Black, female. She was seen wearing a red long sleeve shirt, black pants and was carrying a light-colored purse.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective S. Martinez or Detective Y. Gonzalez, Rampart Area Detectives at 213-484-3640. 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."