STUDIO CITY—Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating three armed suspects who robbed thousands of dollars worth of jewelry on the morning of Thursday, March 25.
On Friday, March 26, the Los Angeles Police Department posted on their Web site, lapdonline.org, video footage of the crime. The unidentified black male suspects are believed to be 25 to 30-years-old, and weigh no more than 200 pounds.
Though the video reveals two suspects, it is believed that three were involved in the robbery.
According to the LAPD, the three suspects stole $200,000 worth of goods from a Studio City jewelry shop at approximately 11:45 a.m. on the 12600 block of Ventura Boulevard.
The first two suspects walked into the store and “posed as customers.” The LAPD press release further discloses, “The suspects engaged in conversation with the victim for several minutes, then produced handguns and ordered the victim to the floor. The suspects then restrained the victim using zip ties, and continued with the robbery.”
According to the LAPD, the third suspect entered the jewelry shop shortly after the victim was kept to the ground. All of the men took jewelry from both the display counter and the store’s safe.
Though their whereabouts are not yet determined, the LAPD stated, “The suspects drove off in a dark gray vehicle in an unknown direction.”
People with information that would help police solve this crime are strongly urged to contact Mahoney or Hammer from the LAPD’s North Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives at 818-653-4061. Anonymous sources can reach Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.