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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Robberies Suspect Captured on Surviellance Video NR17245ml

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area Detectives are seeking the public's help on identifying armed robberies suspects whose images were caught on surveillance video.

On August 13, 2017 between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., two separate armed robberies occurred in the 900 block of Saint Andrews Place and 1200 block of Manhattan Place in Olympic Division.

The suspects approach lone victims on the street. One of the suspects produces a handgun and demands property from the victims.

On one of the robberies, the victim's stolen credit card was used at a gas station shortly after the robbery.

Surveillance video from the gas station captured the suspects and the suspect's SUV.

Suspect #1 is described as a male Hispanic, 20-25 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Suspect #2 is described as a male Hispanic, 17-20 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a light color Polo shirt, beige pants and black shoes.

Suspect #3 is described as a male Hispanic, 20-25 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, beige pants and black shoes.

The suspect's vehicle is a gray newer model Audi Q5 4D with paper plates.

Below are preventative insights one should consider while walking on the streets.
  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially in isolated areas. Familiarize yourself with street names or landmarks in case an emergency occurs. Be cognizant of strangers standing around or behind you.
  • Avoid travelling alone on the street. Suspects generally target lone victims.
  • Avoid possessing large amount of money.
  • Limit the use of electronics that would distract your attention from potential dangers. If using a cellular phone, look up occasionally to reacquaint your surroundings.
  • Exercise discretion wearing high-valued jewelry or using expensive cellular phones. Consider using hands-free earphones allowing you to keep your cellular phone concealed while in use.
  • If a crime occurs to you or others, be a good witness. Observe as much detail as possible of the suspect without intervening. Your life is more valuable than property.
  • Report the crime as soon as possible by calling 911. Delayed reporting can significantly reduce the possibility of apprehending the suspect.
Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact Olympic Area Robbery Detectives at (213) 382-9391. 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. Please contact Lieutenant II Karen Gutierrez, Serial No. 27499 or Detective III Ron Kim, Serial No. 30175 at (213) 382-9460.


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