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Suspect Sought in String of Subway, Liquor Store Robberies


One man is alleged to have committed a string of robberies at Subway restaurants and liquor stores, mostly in the San Fernando Valley.

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for help in identifying and tracking down a suspect in four Subway robberies and three liquor store robberies, based in the San Fernando Valley, that took place over a two-day period on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7.

On Aug. 5, 2018, the suspect asked to see a bottle of liquor at a store on the 4000 block of Fulton Avenue. When the clerk handed the suspect the bottle of liquor from behind the counter, the suspect ran out of the store, according to the LAPD.

The next day, the suspect committed five armed robberies in the Hollywood Area, West Hollywood Area and continuing into the San Fernando Valley, per LAPD.

On Aug. 7, the suspect returned to the liquor store on Fulton Avenue in Van Nuys and attempted to rob them at gunpoint, and the suspect committed two robberies of Subway restaurants after the liquor store robbery per LAPD.

The LAPD has released surveillance footage of one of the Subway robberies and the two incidents at the liquor store hoping to identify the suspect.

LAPD described the suspect as approximately 5’10”- 5’11” with black hair, 160-170 pounds and 20-25 years of age. The suspect used a semi-automatic hand gun per authorities.

Per LAPD, dates, times and location of robberies committed by the suspect:

08-06-18 8:00 pm Liquor store 7000 block of Santa Monica Blvd (West Hollywood Area)
08-06-18 8:30 pm Liquor store 1700 block of N. Highland
08-06-18 8:40 pm Subway 8000 block of Laurel Canyon
08-06-18 8:45 pm Liquor store 13000 block of Roscoe Blvd
08-06-18 9:35 pm Subway 4000 block of Laurel Canyon Blvd
08-07-18 5:55 pm Liquor store 4000 block of Fulton Ave
08-07-18 6:00 pm Subway 13000 block of Burbank Blvd
08-07-18 6:30 pm Subway 12000 block of Burbank Blvd

If you have any information that may lead to the identification and arrest of this suspect, please contact Robbery-Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section at 213-486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Photo Credit: NBC4
Source: NBC Los Angeles

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