Venice: Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area robbery detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of two suspects who tried to rob two male victims.
On February 28, 2015, around 7:55 p.m., two suspects approached the victims who were standing at an ATM terminal near a Chevron Gas Station located in the 200 block of Lincoln Boulevard. The suspects made demands for the victim's wallets. Afraid of the suspects, the victims walked away. The suspects followed the victims and a physical altercation occurred. Several passers-by noticed the suspects accosting the victims and intervened. The suspects then fled the scene, walking eastbound on Rose Ave from Lincoln Boulevard.
The first suspect is described as a 21 to 26-year-old Hispanic male, with black hair and light colored eyes. He stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Nike, gray, hooded jacket, a white t-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He has a distinct tattoo of a bear's head on the right side of his neck, another tattoo on his inner left arm and a small tattoo on his left wrist.
The second suspect is described as a 21 to 30-year-old Hispanic male, with black hair and dark eyes. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red "LA" baseball cap, a black V-neck t-shirt, dark gray cargo shorts and Nike red, black and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information in regards to this case are urged to call LAPD Pacific Area Detective Luis Jurado at (310) 482-6373 or Detective Mario Barillas at (310) 482-6372. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."