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Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Suspects Wanted in Multiple Robberies NR17072jr

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Newton Area detectives are seeking information regarding four suspects that are wanted for the robbery of Newton Area taco vendors.

On March 9, 2017, during a forty minute crime spree from 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., four suspects committed multiple robberies with a gun. Seeking food vendors on the streets, the four Black male suspects approached their victims and brandishing a hand gun, demanded money and cellular phones. The robberies occurred at the intersections of 49th and Compton, 41st and Alameda, and 57th and Broadway.

The suspects, described as 18 to 20 year-old male Blacks, were captured on area surveillance cameras and escaped in a vehicle similar to an older model Lexus, with front right body damage and a partial plate of 5UV.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Newton Robbery Detective O. Davis at (323) 846-6572 or Newton Watch Commander at (323) 846-6553. 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 L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.