Police were asking for the public’s help Friday in identifying a man wanted in a string of armed robberies including three at cell phone stores in the El Sereno area.
The most recent robbery occurred Sunday at a Metro PCS store in the 4800 block of Valley Boulevard.
He then directed an employee to a back room where he robbed the employee before leaving the store on foot, police said.
The man was typically armed with either a gun or a machete.
So far no one has been hurt, but police said he was becoming more aggressive with each robbery.
He was described as a male Hispanic between 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 180 and 220 pounds.
Numerous tattoos can be seen on both of his arms, including one on his right shoulder of a Japanese Demon with horns and a large “LA” on his right elbow.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Hollenbeck Division Robbery Detective Silva at 323-342-8986 or Detective Barajas at 323-342-8991.