Police seek Boyle Heights armed robber who threatened to blow up a jewelry store

Courtesy LAPD

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police are asking the public to help find a man who held up a jewelry store at gunpoint and threatened to detonate a bomb if employees triggered the security alarm.

Here are the details of the crime and suspect:

“On May 15, 2017, at 2:20 p.m., a lone masked suspect entered a jewelry store, located in the 2200 block of E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, in the City of Los Angeles. The suspect pointed a black semi-auto handgun at the employees and warned them not to activate the alarm or he would detonate a bomb.

The suspect placed an electronic charger on top of a glass display. He then directed the employees to place jewelry from the glass displays in a bag. The suspect fled on foot with the jewelry. Employees of the store were not injured.
Detective’s investigation determined the suspect had entered the same jewelry store, posing as a customer, the previous day.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, dark complexion, 25-30 years old, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs between 110-125 pounds”

Anyone with information is urged to call  robbery detectives at the LAPD Hollenbeck Division at (323) 342-8900. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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