TOPANGA CANYON—On Thursday, March 4, a suspect involved in an attempted robbery, which ended in the victim’s death, is still on the lookout.

When the victim was approached by a man who was attempting to rob him, he ran away only to be hit by a passing car. The suspect fled the scene in an “unknown direction.” He still continues to be unidentified. He could only be described as a “male Hispanic.”

Officers were at the scene at 8 p.m. in the Canoga Park area at the block of 20600 Sherman Way, where it was said to be a “traffic collision.” They had found a man lying unconscious on the road.

The victim was an 18-year-old male named Miguel Alvarenga from San Fernando Valley. He was treated at the scene by responding paramedics and brought to a local hospital in “critical condition.”

Miguel Alvarenga died on Friday from his injuries.

The Los Angeles Police Department of the Topanga area is asking for the public to help in identifying the suspect.

The public is asked to call Topanga Area homicide detectives at 818-756-3363 with any information that they have. Also, call may be made to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours or on weekends.  To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or for tipsters, contact by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads), with a cell phone. Text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” For tips, also go to, click “webtips” and follow the prompts.