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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Armed Robbery Suspect Captured on Camera Video NR18192rb

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying and armed robbery suspect and vehicle whose image were caught on camera video.

On June 28, 2018, at 9:24 a.m., Olympic Patrol Officers responded to an Armed Robbery call that occurred in the 1300 block of South Vermont Avenue in Olympic Division.

The Suspect entered a local bakery, pointed a black semi-auto handgun at the victim and demanded money. He took the money from the register and entered a waiting vehicle parked in front of the business driven by second suspect. The suspect vehicle fled in the vehicle northbound Vermont Avenue to eastbound Pico Boulevard.

The first suspect is described as a male Hispanic, stands 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a ski mask, black jacket, green shirt, blue jeans and dark shoes.

Suspect vehicle: late 90's-early 2000's pick-up truck (possibly a Chevy S10 or Toyota Tacoma), grey and blue in color, 2-door, tinted windows, white paper plates, "Air Jordan" sticker located on the rear windshield below the brake light. See attached photos.

Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact Olympic Area Robbery Detective II Rodriguez, Serial No. 35326 or Detective I Carrasco, Serial No. 39957 at (213) 382-9460. 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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