Public’s Help Sought to Identify Armed Robbery Suspect (Video)
2013-10-11 · By Editor
The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery to a fast food restaurant, which occurred in July 2013, in the 600 block of W. Anaheim Street.
On July 3, 2013, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the suspect entered the business from the back door, and after standing around for a while, produced a handgun and proceeded to rob the business. While armed and pointing the gun at the employees, he ordered one to the ground, and then demanded that a second employee open the register. The suspect then grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the register. As the suspect was attempting to leave, he saw the employee on the ground attempting to get up and struck him in the back of the head with the gun, causing injury. The suspect then left the business through the back door, and was seen getting into a dark colored mini-van without license plates, but with a white sticker on the top of the driver’s side windshield.
The employee who was struck was treated at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics.
The suspect is described as follows:
Race: a light skinned male Black or a dark skinned male Hispanic
Age: approximately 30 to 35 years-old
Height/Weight: 5’11″ tall and 190 pounds
Hair: short and dark
Clothing: dark blue button-up shirt, dark pants and sunglasses
(a white name badge/tag on the left chest pocket area of his shirt)
Anyone who can identify the suspect or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Long Beach Police Robbery Detective Nancy Mora at (562) 570-7464. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.