Topanga Canyon News
Help Needed To Catch Robbery Suspect
By LaDale Anderson
Jul 9, 2014 - 8:15:50 PM

Suspect wanted by police in one robbery and another attempted robbery. Photo courtesy of LAPD.
—The Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect who robbed a business in the area. The robbery occurred on June 26 at around 8:40 p.m. on the 7500 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Canoga Park.


The suspect entered the business brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. He fled the scene of the crime with an unknown amount of cash, on a bicycle, likely a mountain bike. On July 1, at around 1:30 p.m. an attempted robbery took place in the same region, but a different business by the same suspect. He flashed a semi-automatic handgun and left the location on the same bike.


The suspect in both incidents is described as a Hispanic male, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He weighs between 150 to 185 pounds, and is believed to be between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black sunglasses, a long sleeve black sweatshirt, blue shorts and white shoes.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Phillips at Topanga Community Police Station (818) 756-3521. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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