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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Suspects Steal from 92-Year-Old Woman NR16264lp

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Area Burglary Unit detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two grand theft suspects.

On Sunday, July 3, 2016 around 4:00 p.m., Hollenbeck Area officers responded to the 4000 block of Via Marisol for a grand theft radio call. The officers met with the victim, a 92-year-old female who explained to them how two suspects had followed her and taken her money.

The victim went to a grocery store located in the 1700 block of Garfield Avenue in South Pasadena, she parked her car and went inside to buy groceries. A male suspect followed the victim while she was inside the store and watched until she finished shopping. While the victim was loading her groceries into her car, the male suspect got into his vehicle, where a female passenger was sitting waiting for him. The suspects positioned their vehicle directly behind the victim's vehicle. When the victim pulled out of the parking lot, the suspects followed her. While the victim was driving on Huntington Drive, the female suspect signaled the victim to pull her vehicle to the curb. When the victim pulled over, the male suspect got out of his vehicle and told the victim that she had hit his vehicle at the grocery store parking lot. The victim told him there were no signs of damage to either of the vehicles but she became concerned and did not want to argue with the suspect. The victim was in fear and decided to offer to pay the suspect with a check. The suspect refused a check and demanded cash. The victim then offered to go to her home and pay him with cash. The suspects followed the victim home where she paid them some cash. The male suspect gave the victim a hand written receipt while the female suspect then created a distraction by asking for a glass of water. While the victim was in the kitchen with the female suspect, the male suspect went into the victim's bedroom and took approximately $6,000. Both suspects then left the home.

The first suspect is described as a male Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes weighing around 190 pounds. He was seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black work boots.

The second suspect is described as a female Hispanic with black hair wearing a flowery dress.

The suspects' vehicle is described as a 2015-2016 White Mazda-CX3.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call LAPD's Hollenbeck Burglary Detective Di Rosario or Officer Wilson at (323) 224-0108. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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.



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