Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a warehouse in Venice in March.
The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. March 16, when the suspect entered a store in the 10100 block of Venice Boulevard, near Walgrove Avenue, and allegedly held a gun to a victim’s back and demanded money, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said.
The suspect allegedly ordered the victim to open the office safe and the victim loaded all of the money from the safe into the suspect’s bag, the LAPD spokesman said. The suspect allegedly threatened to harm the victim if the bag was not loaded quickly.
Once the bag was filled with an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect ran out of the store and police were immediately called. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as a 50- to 60-year-old African-American man with black hair and brown eyes, 5 foot 10 and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds, police said. He was described as wearing a black baseball cap, a dark blue and grey jacket and black and white “Addidas” shoes.
He was also carrying a black tote bag with white writing on the side.
The weapon that was used was described as a blue steel handgun, police said.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Sun of the LAPD Major Crimes-Criminal Conspiracy Section at (213) 486-7336, or (877) 527-3247 during non-business hours or on weekends.¤