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Monday, May 20, 2019

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Newton Area Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying three violent robbery suspects.

On April 5, 2019, around 5:20 p.m., a street robbery occurred near the intersection of Vernon Ave and Broadway Ave. The victim was walking when three suspects approached on foot from behind. Out of fear of being assaulted, the victim started to run away from the suspects.

While running away, one of the suspects tripped the victim from behind causing him to fall to the ground. While on the ground, all three suspects kicked and punched the victim repeatedly until he became unconscious. During the assault the suspects took the victim's necklace and wallet which contained US Currency.



First suspect (pictured above) is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic, with medium complexion. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing blue long sleeved hooded sweatshirt and gray sweat pants with a black stripe down the side. At the time of the robbery the suspect had a beard and "bowl" style haircut.

Second suspect is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie, black sweater, and black pants. The suspect was carrying a skateboard and wearing a backpack with multiple unknown logos.

Third suspect is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black sweater, black pants, and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Newton Area Detectives, Detective Walden at (323) 846-6572. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. 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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