Studio City: Los Angeles Police Department detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying of two grand theft suspects in North Hollywood.
On January 23, 2018 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., the suspects introduced themselves to the victim in a parking lot of a shopping center. The suspects indicated they were about to leave town and needed help to donate money to a local church. The suspects told the victim they received a large sum of money and they could not take the money with them to their home country.
The suspects convinced the victim to provide some "good faith money" to ensure she didn't keep the money for herself. The suspects drove the victim to multiple banks to withdraw large sums of money.
The suspects dropped the victim at her residence and as she exited the vehicle, the suspects sped off with all the victim's money.
The victim is a 75-year-old North Hollywood resident and the suspects were able to get $45,000 of the victim's money.
Suspect-1 is described as a male Black or Hispanic, standing at about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, and 60-65 years old. He is also described as having light skin.
Suspect-2 is described as a female Black or Hispanic, standing at about 5 feet tall, weighing approximately 125 pounds, and 30-35 years old. She is described as having light skin and spoke with an accent. The suspect's vehicle is described a newer model, dark blue, Toyota Camry.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Joseph Hampton with North Hollywood Area Theft Detectives at 818-754-8377. 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.