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Robbery Suspects Captured on Surveillance Video

Back to Back Robberies Suspect Captured on Video

West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who committed multiple business robberies.

On January 27, 2019, around 1:15 a.m., a male suspect entered a store located near Santa Monica Boulevard and Wellesley Avenue. The suspect entered the open business and walked up to the register, lifted his shirt, revealed the handle of a black handgun inside his front waistband.

The suspect then placed a plastic bag on the counter and demanded money. The employee placed money inside the bag and the suspect then demanded lottery scratchers. After the employee placed the scratchers inside the bag, the suspect grabbed it and fled the location.

On January 27, 2019, around 6:15 a.m., a male suspect entered a gas station located near Santa Monica Boulevard and Beloit Avenue. The suspect entered the open business and walked up to the register, placed a plastic bag on the counter, and demanded money.

The employee did not understand and the suspect then lifted his shirt, revealed the handle of a black handgun inside his front waistband. The suspect was also wearing blue rubber gloves. The suspect then demanded lottery scratchers in addition to the money. After the employee placed the scratchers and money inside the bag, the suspect grabbed it, and fled the location.

The suspect is described as a male white, 27-33-years-old, with short brown or red hair.

He stands approximately 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a medium build.

He was last seen wearing black baseball cap embossed with "Hurley", a dark jacket with a light colored print on the front panel, black jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact West Los Angeles Robbery Detective Witzer at 310-444-1529. 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 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 onlinetip. 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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