Resident shoots at suspects during robbery attempt
Video footage from the victim’s front porch captured a suspect running up before confronting him at gunpoint. (photo courtesy of the LAPD)
Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying three male suspects involved in an armed robbery attempt on Nov. 4 in the 400 block of Plymouth Boulevard.
Two of the suspects approached a male victim who was standing in front of his residence around 7:30 p.m., while the third suspect waited in a nearby vehicle, police said. One suspect, armed with a handgun, ran up and demanded property from the victim. The victim pulled out a gun and shot multiple times at the suspects. The gunman also shot back at the victim, who was not struck, before fleeing. It is unknown whether either suspect was struck during the exchange of gunfire.
The assailants fled on foot and entered a dark-colored sedan, which drove away. One of the suspects was approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a black ski mask, black shirt and black pants. The other suspect was wearing a mask and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a blue stripe from shoulder to arm.
Police have not tied the attempted robbery to any other crimes. Video of the incident can be viewed at lapdonline.org.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Olympic Division detectives at (213)382-9316. During weekends and off-hours, call the LAPD’s hotline at (877)LAPD247.