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Friday, February 21, 2020

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Suspect Caught on Video in Early Morning Robberies NR20047jl

Palms: The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area robbery detectives are investigating a pair of early morning robberies that occurred at two convenience stores located in the 12400 block of Venice Boulevard and the 11100 block of Venice Boulevard.

On February 19, 2020, at 5:05 a.m. and 5:15 a.m., a lone male suspect entered the stores and posed as a customer. Once the clerk was distracted, the suspect produced a black handgun, held the clerk at gunpoint and demanded money. Out of fear, the clerk complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect quickly exited the store and fled the scene. Since both convenience stores are approximately one and a half miles from each other, investigators believe the suspect may have had a getaway car nearby.
The suspect is described as a 35 to 45-year-old male Black. He stands between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 180 to 185 pounds. He was wearing a gray fleece hooded sweater, black t-shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes. The suspect was armed with a blue steel semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Luis Jurado at 310-482-6369 or Detective Carlos Carias at 310-482-6372. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit 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.