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Robbery Occurs In Store Full Of Customers Who Don't Notice (Los Angeles)

On December 30, 2009, during the early evening hours, the suspect entered a business in the 17600 block of Vanowen Street. Though the business was full of customers at the time, the suspect was not deterred and walked calmly to the register and quietly demanded money. The employee opened the register and gave the suspect about $700 in cash.

The second robbery occurred on January 8, 2010, also in the early evening hours. The suspect entered a business in the 16200 block of Victory Boulevard and approached clerks inside the businesses and demanded money from the cash registers.

The suspect is described as a male white, 5’8”- 5’10” in height, weighing 170-200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a distinctive black and gray hooded jacket and sunglasses.

Video has been provided to investigators to assist in their investigation. The suspect in each case is dressed in the same fashion, specifically a two-toned hooded jacket, which investigators are hoping is unique enough to help the public identify this individual.

Video of the crime and suspect was captured by surveillance cameras and is available at

Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to call West Valley robbery detectives at (818) 374-7730. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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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Added: Jan-14-2010 Occurred On: Jan-13-2010
By: ghastlyghost
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Tags: robbery, van nuys, california, radio shack, robbed, stolen, theft, ghastyghost, 2010
Location: Van Nuys, California, United States (load item map)
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