The Los Angeles Police Department has released surveillance camera images of a three-man robbery crew who robbed customers and employees at a resale business near downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 29 and stole more than $6,000 in cash.
The surveillance camera shows one robber wearing a hockey mask. (photo courtesy of the LAPD)
“This was such a brazen robbery,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Central Detective Division. “Thankfully, no one was hurt, this time.”
Around 4:10 p.m., three unknown Hispanic male suspects forced their way through the cargo entrance of California Liquidators, located at 664 S. Santa Fe Ave. All of the suspects were armed with guns, one suspect wore a Halloween mask, while the other two covered their faces with dark-colored hooded sweatshirts.
“The videotape clearly shows how the suspects shoved their guns into the faces of frightened customers and employees,” Vernon said. “One customer, a woman, was actually kicked in the shoulder while she lay on the floor, even though she was obeying their commands.”
The suspects had backed a white or silver Toyota Camry into the loading area behind the store, and fled in the car after committing the robbery.
“Typically, suspects will share information or brag about their exploits,” Vernon added. “We’d like anyone with information to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Al Rasch at (213)972-1245.