Man Sought In Armed Robbery Of Warehouse In Venice Area

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities on Friday released surveillance photos of a man accused of robbing a warehouse store at gunpoint.

Los Angeles police said in a department statement the robbery in the 10100 block of Venice Boulevard occurred around 8:40 p.m. on March 16.

According to the statement, the suspect held a gun to the victim’s back and demanded money. Fearing for their safety, the victim removed the money from a safe and into the suspect’s bag.

Authorities described the suspect as a black male between the ages of 50 to 60. He is 5’10”, weighs between 180 and 190 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

He was seen wearing a black baseball cap, dark blue and gray jacket and black and white Adidas shoes. Police said he used a black steel handgun and was carrying a black tote bag.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts was asked to contact the LAPD Major Crimes-Conspiracy Section at (213) 486-7336 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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