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News Release

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Chinatown: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of three suspects who attempted to rob a jewelry store.

On February 26, 2019, at approximately 2:50 p.m., two male Black suspects exited an orange Ford Mustang with paper plates in front of a jewelry store at the 800 block of North Broadway.

The first suspect was carrying what appered to be a black semi-auto rifle. The second suspect was carrying a hammer. The owners of the jewelry store saw the suspects approaching the door and locked the door. The first suspect attempted to enter the store and upon realizing the door was locked, turned around and both suspects ran back to the waiting Ford Mustang.

The vehicle pulled away from the curb and was involved in a traffic collision with a ride share vehicle, which tried to follow the Ford Mustang. The ride share vehicle lost sight of the Ford Mustang as it headed southbound Alameda at Cesar Chavez.

Both suspects were described as male Black, approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall, approximately 150 pounds, in their 20s.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Scott at 213-996-1868, or Detective Mazzacano at 213-996-1877. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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