Robbers don’t waste time

In less than a minute, the man pictured above in a surveillance video entered a Lincoln Heights market in the 3300 block of Griffin Avenue and flashed a shiny handgun at the clerk, who scooped cash out of the register as well as out of his own wallet  and handed it to the robber.  The March 23 robbery took place in about 50 seconds.  The LAPD Hollenbeck Division is now seeking the public’s help in identifying the robbery before he strikes again.

Anyone with information about the man – described as a Latino male, 6-feet, 3-inches high and 250 pounds – should call Hollenbeck robbery detectives Stanley Young or Araceli Negrete at 323-342-8986.  Click here for more details about the suspect and crime.


  1. Doesn’t look like a revolver, and doesn’t look like 3300 block…looks like La Fortuna market, across the st. from Hillside Elementary

  2. This Makes me so mad!!!! I hope he gets caught soon.

  3. That’s definitely La Fortuna market, less than 2 blocks from my house.

    Also, thats definitely a semi auto pistol.

    Very Scary.

  4. What’s sad is that it wasn’t enough for him to rob the register, but he also wanted the man to empty his wallet. One bad guy makes all the others suffer.

  5. Does anyone think this guy has a clean record? Shouldn’t the LAPD have access to digital facial i.d. programs that could check the police mug shots like the DNA registry? Heck, they probably know this guy personally! And, I would bet that he didn’t purchase that semi-auto legally, can’t possess it legally, and can’t shoot anyone legally in an armed robbery. But those same laws disarm the law abiding! Maybe there could be a second amendment to our Constitution or something that would give the law-abiding a fighting chance to defend themselves against those who are not stopped from committing acts of violence by paper laws?

  6. Well, their address is 3378, so wouldn’t that be the 3300 block?

  7. @ Picky picky well guess they want to know where exactly at to define whos territory there in…

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