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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Robbery Suspect Caught on Video at Local Sandwich Shop NR16171jk

May 24, 2016

The Los Angeles Police Department Southeast Area detectives are still in need of the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who is wanted in connections with other robberies in South Los Angeles.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Area Robbery detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

On April 23, 2016, around 5:15 p.m., the suspect entered a local sandwich shop located in the 600 block of East Imperial Highway in the City of Los Angeles. The suspect approached the counter and an employee approached the suspect to take his order. At this time, the suspect produced a semi-auto handgun from his right sweater pocket, pointed the handgun at the employee and demanded money from the register. The suspect observed a second employee walking out from the back and directed them to the register as well. The suspect threatened to shoot the employees if they did not quickly comply with his demands.

The suspect is described as a male Black, around 25-years-old. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Southeast Robbery Detective Martinez at (213) 972-7931 or Detective Fairchild at (213) 972-7873. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."