LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police on Monday released video footage of a Halloween-masked bandit and two others sought for committing a “brazen robbery” at a downtown resale business in which customers and employees alike were targeted.
The robbery, which was captured on surveillance video, occurred Oct. 29 at 4:10 p.m. at California Liquidator, 664 S. Santa Fe Ave.
“This was such a brazen robbery,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division detectives. “Thankfully, no one was hurt this time.”
The robbery crew — including the masked bandit and two others wearing dark-colored hoodies — burst into the downtown resale business and took more than $6,000 in cash, he said.
“The videotape clearly shows how the suspects shoved their guns into the faces of frightened customers and employees,” Vernon said. “One customer, a woman, was actually kicked in the shoulder while she lay on the floor, even though she was obeying their commands.”
Vernon said the suspects escaped in a white or silver Toyota Camry.
“Typically, suspects will share information or brag about their exploits,” he said. “We’d like anyone with information to come forward and help us identify them.”
Tipsters should call LAPD Detective Al Rasch at (213) 972-1245.
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