Police released surveillance photos and videos in an effort to identify a man who robbed a South Los Angeles 99-cent store at the point of a rifle last month.
The man pulled a rifle from his right leg while standing in an aisle at Eddie’s 99 Cent store in the 6900 block of South Broadway just before 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The video shows the robber walking slowly into the store then entering an aisle, where he pulls a rifle from the bottom of a pair of long shorts he’s wearing. He then approaches an employee at the front of the store and raises the rifle.
The store employee followed the robber’s orders to give him money from the cash register, police said. The robber took the cash and ran to a vehicle parked at the curb outside and drove away, police said.
The man was described as a 26- or 27-year-old Hispanic with black hair, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds.
His getaway car was described as a silver or gray Ford Mustang from model years between 1995 and 2004.
Anyone with information is asked to call Newton Area Robbery Detective Medina or Detective O’Brien at 323-846-6572. During nonbusiness hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-527-3247 (LAPD-24-7). Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) and beginning their message with the letters “LAPD.”
Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.