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News Release

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Rampart Robbery Suspects Caught on Camera NR15318lp

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division, is asking for the public's help in identifying four suspects, two of whom were caught on surveillance video committing a robbery.

On May 17, 2015, around 1:10 a.m. the victims were returning to their parked vehicle in the area of 6th Street and St. Paul Avenue when they observed a male Hispanic closing the back door. The victim approached the suspect and the pulled a knife and told the victim to get back. The suspect then joined three other suspects and ran away from the area. The victim realized that the suspects had taken property from inside the victim's vehicle.

On May 18, 2015, around 6:15 a.m., two suspects entered an underground parking garage located in the 600 block of St. Paul Avenue through the garage door. They waited around the garage and then got into two locked vehicles. Once they were inside the vehicles, they found spare keys and drove away with the victim's vehicles. The vehicles were found parked at a White Memorial Hospital parking lot.

Two suspects were caught on surveillance camera. One suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 25-35 years of age with black hair, brown eyes, between 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 200 to 210 pounds. He was seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, with a blue shirt underneath, green cargo type shorts, black and white Converse type shoes, and full trimmed beard.

The second suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 20- 25 years of age with black hair, brown eyes, between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 165 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a blue jacket, with a while collar shirt underneath, blue jeans, white shoes, bald spot on top of head.

Suspect 3 and 4 are male Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches and were seen wearing black hoodies.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspects are urged to call LAPD's Rampart Area Robbery Detectives at (213) 484-3629. 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.