Opportunist Bandit

Posted by on May 17th, 2012 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

The Glendale Police Department and Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide divisions are asking for the public’s help in providing information that would lead to the identity and arrest of a robbery suspect who is responsible for over a dozen crimes within the Los Angeles area including robbery and carjacking.

On April 15, a female victim was loading her belongings into the trunk of her vehicle on Glendale Avenue. The suspect approached from the rear and opened her passenger side door, reached inside and removed her purse. The victim yelled for the suspect to stop but he yelled back, walked to his Mercedes SUV and drove off. This Mercedes was a reported stolen vehicle and was later recovered.

Hours prior, the same suspect grabbed a female victim who was next to her vehicle on Colorado Boulevard. He held a gun to her chest and demanded her belongings. He took her necklace, watch and purse from inside her vehicle. The suspect then fled on foot.

The other crimes committed by the suspect include street robberies, burglary/theft from motor vehicles, and vandalisms. The same suspect is believed to be responsible for several additional crimes in the cities of Pasadena, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

The suspect is described as a male black with brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 180-250 lbs, and is 25-35 years with a bald head.

Anyone with information about these crimes or has knowledge on the suspect’s identity is urged to contact the Glendale Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division at (818) 548-3987 or the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 486-6840. Tips can also be made anonymously at Glendale Crime Stoppers (800) 222-8477.

Video of an April 15, 2012 confrontation at a gas station in Los Angeles between the suspect and a victim is available on our website at the end of this story.

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