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News Release

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Robbery Suspects Captured on Video Surveillance NR21077jc

Downtown Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division are asking for the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects.

On February 4, 2021, around 7:30 p.m., the victim was standing outside of an eatery on the

400 block of West 8th Street. The victim was looking at his cellphone when he was approached by suspect-1 and punched in the face several times. The attack occurred without any provocation and caused the victim to fall to the ground. Suspect-2 joined in and both suspects took the victim's property. The suspects fled westbound on 8th Street toward Olive Street.

Suspect-1 is described as a male Black, 17 to 20-years-old. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a hooded red Nike sweatshirt, blue jeans, and red shoes.

Suspect-2 is described as male Black, between 15 to 18-years-old. He stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black leather jacket, black shorts, and red Nike Air Jordan shoes.

It is recommended the community take the following precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim:

  • Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Try to stay in well-lit areas.
  • Don't walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people.
  • Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance, and never get too close to the car.
  • If you feel you're being followed, walk to a well-populated area.
  • Don't resist. Give up your property, don't give up your life.
  • Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately.
  • Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Central Area Robbery Detective M. Gonzalez at 213-996-1875. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 323-846-6553 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.