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News Release

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Media Relations

Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera NR15297ml

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division, is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect whose image was captured on surveillance video entering the Church's Chicken located 1811 West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles.

On Sunday, August 30, 2015, at about 10:20 a.m., a suspect entered the Church's Chicken and waited for customers to leave. Once the customers left, he pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded the money from the register. The cashier handed the money to the suspect.

The suspect then demanded more money from the second cash register. The cashier had trouble opening the second register, and the suspect became frustrated and fired a round from a handgun. The cashier opened the cash register and handed the money to the suspect.

The suspect then drove away eastbound Jefferson Boulevard, in newer model dark blue Nissan.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 170-190 lbs., approximately 35 years of age, wearing a gray baseball hat, gray long sleeved shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspects are urged to call LAPD's Southwest Area Robbery Detectives at 213-485-2561. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.