STUDIO CITY—On April 9, two gas stations in Studio City were burglarized, according to a press release by the LAPD. Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Robbery Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to help catch the burglary suspect.
The first burglary took place at 1:50 a.m. at a gas station on the 12500 block of Ventura Avenue. The second burglary took place shortly afterwards at 5:40 a.m., at another gas station on the 3700 block of Cahuenga Boulevard.
Both of the burglaries were caught on surveillance cameras. In the video, the suspect is seen walking into the store and speaking to the front-counter employee. He then takes out his gun showing it to the employee. The employee hands the suspect money, the suspect exits the store and leaves the location in a car.
The LAPD Media Relations told Canyon News that as of May 6 no updates have been made to the case.
The videos and Community Alert are available at www.lapdonline.org. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old, 5 feet and 11 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with a possible “lazy” left eye and was seen wearing a grey beanie. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a red 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, 4-door, sunroof and an unknown license plate.
The Community Alert warns citizens that the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has information may contact Detective Hammer or Detective Mahoney at (818) 754-8424 or (818) 754-8426.
Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES) with “LAPD” at the beginning of the message. Tipsters may also leave tips at www.LAPDOline.org by clicking on the button “web tips.”