LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of suspects who committed a kidnap/robbery in the Hollywood area.

The victim told investigators he was sitting in his vehicle parked in the 8000 block of Carlton Way on July 23 at approximately 4 p.m., when a white Chevy van stopped alongside his vehicle and three suspects emerged from the van and kidnapped him.

After some time, the suspects drove to a gas station where money was exchanged and the victim was released.

Four suspects are sought in the case. All are considered armed and dangerous.

Police have released a composite sketch of suspect number three, described as a Hispanic male, 40 to 45 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing between 180-185 pounds.

Suspect number one is only described as a male; suspect number two is described as a male, possibly Hispanic. There is no description available for suspect number four, the driver of the van.

The suspect vehicle is described at a white 2000-2006 Chevy Express commercial type van with standard rims and a sliding door on the passenger side.

(courtesy LAPD)

(courtesy LAPD)

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detectives Alvarez or Kukaua at (213) 972-2954 or (213) 972-2932. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.


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