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Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect who took property from a Sears Department Store and threatened the employees with a knife.

On Nov. 13, 2012, at about 1:20 p.m., an 18- to 20-year-old man entered a Sears Department Store  at 2050 E. Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles, concealed shoes and clothing on his person and left the store without paying for the items.  Store employees attempted to stop the suspect in the parking lot, and he threatened them with a six-inch knife.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male about 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing about 150 pounds.  He had the initials “LA” tattooed on top of his right hand and was wearing a large, dark-colored jacket and black baseball cap.

Anyone who knows the suspect or has any information regarding the incident is urged to call Detective Adams at LAPD s Hollenbeck Detectives, 323-342- 8986. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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