Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are searching for a male suspect who briefly kidnapped and robbed a victim on Jan. 11 near Pico Boulevard and Bronson Avenue.
The suspect who kidnapped and robbed a female victim in the Wilshire area was captured on surveillance camera footage. (photo courtesy of the LAPD)
Officers received a radio call about the kidnapping and robbery around 8:45 p.m. The unidentified victim was parking her vehicle in a dimly lit, covered parking garage located to the rear of her apartment complex near Pico Boulevard and Bronson Avenue, and as she was exiting her vehicle, the male suspect approached her from behind, covered her mouth and immediately forced his way inside her vehicle.
The victim believed the suspect had a gun. He forced her to drive to an ATM in an undisclosed location and withdraw money. The suspect then forced the victim to drop him off near Normandie Boulevard and 30th Street. The suspect is described as an African American man approximately five-feet-eight-inches tall and 170 pounds.He was wearing a black jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, gray baggy sweat pants and dark-colored work boots. Throughout the robbery, the lower portion of the suspect’s face was covered with a dark colored shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Area Robbery Det. Raul Soto at (213)922-8205. During weekends and off-hours, call the LAPD’s 24-hour, toll-free information line at (877)LAPD247.
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