Masked Man Wanted In Eagle Rock, Highland Park Armed Robberies

November 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Police have released images of a masked man suspected of committing six armed robberies since Nov. 7 at businesses in the Eagle Rock and Highland Park areas of Los Angeles;

LAPD released images of suspect wearing a mask who is wanted in 6 armed robbers in Eagle Rock and Highland Park. (Courtesy LAPD)

LAPD released images of suspect wearing a mask who is wanted in 6 armed robbers in Eagle Rock and Highland Park. (Courtesy LAPD)

“The suspect enters a business and demands cash from the register,” according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. “The suspect takes the money and runs away from the location. The suspect possibly leaves the area in a silver Nissan Sentra or similar vehicle.”

Police say the robberies occurred about:

–10 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the 4900 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard;

–4:15 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the 4700 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard;

–9:40 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the 1000 block of Colorado Boulevard;

–12:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the 5800 block of York Boulevard;

–7:30 p.m. on Friday in the 6400 block of York Boulevard; and

–5:20 p.m. on Saturday in the 400 block of North Avenue 64.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, in his late 20s or early 30s, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

In each case he was wearing a white paper mask of a type used for cosmetic facials, a black hoodie, blue jeans, gloves and white tennis shoes, possibly Nike Air Max, with blue laces.

He was armed with a small blue steel revolver that resembled a starter’s pistol.

The mask is form fitting and has holes for the eyes, mouth and nose.

Anyone with information that could help investigators identify the suspect was urged to call (323) 561-3472 to speak with Detective Franco.

After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be provided through crime stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CNS) – Police Sunday sought the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who they believe committed an armed robbery in Boyle Heights.

The robbery occurred a little after 5:10 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of North Forest Avenue, the LAPD’s Hollenbeck station reported.

The suspect was described as a 5 foot-9 inch tall Latino man weighing 180 pounds with a mustache. He last seen wearing a blue and white flannel sweat shirt, black pants, blue Converse tennis shoes and one brown glove on his left hand.

LAPD Hollenbeck station detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the armed robbery or the suspect to call them at (323) 342-4185.

Authorities Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Sheriff’s detectives Monday continued investigating an armed robbery in East Los Angeles that led to a crash and one of several suspects being arrested.

The robbery occurred about 4:25 a.m. Friday at a gas station in the 200 block of South Atlantic Boulevard, according to Lt. Ed Alvarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s East Lost Angeles Station.

The victim reported that he was robbed by several adults, and that a handgun was pointed at him and he was ordered to hand over his wallet, jewelry and cell phone, the lieutenant said. Alvarez said the victim complied and the suspects fled south on South Atlantic Boulevard in a vehicle.

“Assisting deputies saw one suspect exit the vehicle at Union Pacific Avenue and South Atlantic Boulevard,” Alvarez said.

The suspect vehicle was then involved in a traffic collision as the driver tried to merge onto the Santa Ana (5) Freeway on the Woods Avenue on-ramp, Alvarez said.

“The suspects fled in different directions,” he said. “A containment was established, resulting in one suspect being arrested. A handgun and stolen property were recovered from the suspect vehicle. Detectives are actively looking for outstanding suspects.”

Descriptions of the suspects have not been made available, nor has the name of the suspect taken into custody.

Authorities reported in the hours after the robbery that it had occurred at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, but that turned out not to be the case, according to Alvarez, who said the gas station is several miles away from the shopping center.

Citadel Outlets officials stressed Monday that the robbery did not occur at the mall, saying the “safety and security of our shoppers is of the utmost importance.”

“We’re very happy that the same officers who keep our center secure were able to identify and apprehend suspects in an incident that took place miles away,” according to a statement from the Citadel Outlets.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the outstanding suspects was urged to call Alvarez at (323) 981-5030. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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