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Friday, May 20, 2011

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Olympic Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Korea Town Robbery NR11250lpk

Suspects Steal High-End Rolexes

Los Angeles: Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Olympic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying and apprehending two armed robbery suspects responsible for robbing a Rolex watch dealership.

On May 18, 2011, at 10:50 a.m., two male Black suspects entered a jewelry store in a shopping mall and robbed the store.  The store is located in the Korea town area of Los Angeles.  The suspects ran inside the store pointing a handgun at the store employee and a customer.  The suspects then broke open the display rack and took 26 high-end “Rolex” watches, valued at $800,000.  The suspects exited through the rear door and fled in an awaiting vehicle.

The suspects drove away in a newer model gray Ford Escape, which was being driven by an unknown third suspect.

***Videos of the crime can be seen at***

Suspect-1: male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 11 inches, 160 pounds, and between the ages of 30-35 years old.

Suspect-2: male Black, unknown colored hair and eyes, 5 feet 11 inches, 150-160 pounds, and between the ages of 25-30 years old.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Olympic Area Robbery Detectives at 213-382-9460/9463. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.