Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for a series of business robberies.
Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, is investigating a series of armed robberies that have targeted the Trader Joe's markets. To date, detectives have identified eight robberies, two in Long Beach, one in Irvine, one in Culver City, and four in Los Angeles. The four Los Angeles robberies have occurred in Van Nuys, Topanga, Wilshire, and West Valley Divisions of Los Angeles. The robbery series began February 15, 2018, in Long Beach, with the last robbery occurring April 22, 2018 in West Valley.
The suspect is described as a male Black, medium height and weight, between the ages of 25 to 35-years-old.
Councilmember Paul Koretz stated "I am grateful to my colleagues for stepping up to offer this reward as an incentive for anyone with information of the person or persons responsible for committing this crime to please come forward. This series of armed robberies is a direct threat to the people of Los Angeles and the families who shop in these establishment and the quicker we bring them to justice the sooner Angelinos can rest."
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
If you have any information, contact Detective Freddy Arroyo, Robbery Homicide Detectives, at (213) 486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.
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