According to a recently published Los Angeles Police Department press release, a donut shop was held up early Saturday morning in the Wilshire area of the city of Los Angeles, California. The suspect reportedly robbed the establishment at knifepoint.
As stated, the incident happened on September 15, 2007 at around 3:00 in the early morning. The suspect entered the “Yum Yum” donut shop located at 3610 West Venice Boulevard, pretending to be an average customer when he ordered a dozen donuts. As he waited for his order to be put together, he reached over the front counter of the donut shop and grabbed the unsuspecting clerk by the shirt.
Then the suspect climbed over the counter himself and pulled out a kitchen knife that he had been hiding in his front pants pocket. He flashed the knife at the clerk and immediately demanded money.
The clerk, in fear for his life, complied with the suspect’s request an opened up the cash register. The suspected took all of the paper money out of the cash register and then left.
Luckily, in this incident the employee was not harmed. No other employees or customers were harmed in this armed robbery either.
As soon as the suspect left, police were called to the scene. Witnesses described the suspect to the officers. They said he was an African American man in his early 30s. He was around 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing black clothing that include a black beanie, a black T-shirt, black pants, and boots.
No information has been released about how the suspect got away, whether by foot or by car or even with an accomplice.
The Los Angeles Police Department is hoping someone comes forward with information about the suspect described in this armed robbery case. Anyone who has any information is advised to immediately call Detective Lee, Wilshire Robbery Detectives at 213-922-8215 or 213-922-8205. On weekends or during off-hours and non-business hours, phone the 24-hour toll free tip line number at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).
In addition, the Los Angeles Police Department has not announced a reward of any kind for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects involved in the shooting. If the case continues without any strong leads, a reward may be announced later at a Los Angeles Police Department press conference.
More and new information about the case will be available at the Los Angeles Police Department web site in the form of a press release.
Anyone who is interested in seeing photographs of the suspect are advised to contact the Media Relations Section of the Los Angeles Police Department at 213-485-3586.
Los Angeles Police Department. “Armed Robber of Donut Store.” www.lapdonline.org/newsroom/news_view/36402