Los Angeles police are seeking the public’s help in locating four suspects who allegedly stole over $4,500 during an armed robbery at a Walgreens pharmacy in Venice earlier this month.
At about 2:10 a.m. Aug. 8, a woman entered the Walgreens in the 4000 block of Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, where she lingered for about 40 minutes until three male suspects entered the store, one wielding a handgun, police said.
The suspects allegedly forced the store’s unarmed security guard to lead them to the safe and then forced a store employee to open it and give them the money inside, police said.
A witness reported seeing the suspects, who allegedly left the store with over $4,500, drive away in a late-model, silver, four-door Pontiac Grand Prix.
The female suspect is described as African American with reddish-pink hair, approximately 5 feet tall, weighing 110-120 pounds and about 20 years old. She has a large distinctive tattoo covering the front of her chest and was last seen wearing a black shirt with pink trim, gray hooded sweatshirt with a fur collar and blue jeans, police said.
The second suspect is described as an African American man, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and about 20 years old. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. He was allegedly armed with a blue steel, semi-automatic handgun.
The other two suspects were described as African American men, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 160-180 pounds and about 20 years old. They were also last seen wearing hooded sweatshirts.
Images of the suspects were captured by surveillance cameras within the store.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call LAPD Pacific robbery Det. John Armando at (310) 482-6396, or (877) LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours or on weekends.