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LAPD Looking for Suspect in 9/14 Melrose Ave. Robbery

LAPD detectives are searching for the man on the right, who robbed a Melrose Ave. clothing store on Tuesday.


From LAPD today:


“The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding additional witnesses to assist in their investigation of a daytime robbery which was caught on surveillance video.

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., LAPD Wilshire officers responded to a radio call of a robbery suspect that just left a clothing store, located at the 7800 block of Melrose Avenue.

A male employee was working at the store when the suspect entered. Believing that the suspect was a customer, the employee approached to assist him. The suspect proceeded to throw a couple of white trash bags at the employee, pointed a black handgun at him, and demanded that he fill the bags with clothing, shoes, and money.

Fearing for his safety, the employee complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect took the property and fled on foot.The suspect is described as, male, Black, 25-30 years of age, standing at approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds.

The suspect was wearing a black beanie, blue surgical mask, navy blue “LA Rams” hoodie, blue pants, and unknown color shoes.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Wilshire Robbery Detective Flores at (213) 922-8217. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 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, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.”


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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