HOLLYWOOD—Authorities are on the hunt for the suspect who robbed a man at an ATM. Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Robbery detectives noted that the incident occurred on October 15 at around 9:10 p.m. at an ATM near the Bank of America in the 4900 block of Melrose Ave.
The victim was approached from behind by the suspect who reached into his waistband and indicated he had a gun. The victim was told to hand over his belongings or prepare to be shot. The suspect took cash from the victim and fled the scene.
Police have described the suspect as a Black male, about 35-years-old with black hair and brown eyes. He stands between 5 feet and 9 inches to 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs between 170 to 180 pounds.
He was wearing a purple Lakers baseball cap and a purple Vikings football jersey. He was seen driving a newer model, possibly 2013, red four-door Toyota Yari.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives, Detective Eberhardt or Officer Hill at (213) 972-2955. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.