A thief walked into a Los Angeles convenience and decided to rob the store. Not having a weapon on him, the thief decided to use his concealed finger as a would be gun, and proceeded to rob the store for $300 cash. Store surveillance cameras show the man clearly had no actual weapon. In fear for their lives, the store workers ran off, and didn't even challenge the thought or possibility of the thief actually having a real pistol. The suspect is still on the loose and police need your help in finding the thief. Here's what LAPD reported:
Los Angeles - Robbery detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect. On November 11, 2016, around 11:55 p.m., the suspect entered a local convenience store in the 500 block of West El Segundo Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles. The suspect grabbed a bottle of water and proceeded to the front counter. After waiting for multiple customers to leave the store, he simulated a handgun and ordered employees to take money out of the cash register and place it on the counter. He then jumped over the counter and removed around $300 dollars of US currency from the cash register. Suspect then fled the location on foot.
The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic, around 45 to 65 years-old. He stands approximately 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 250 pounds. He was wearing a light blue long sleeved dress shirt, blue jean shorts, white socks, black ankle high tennis shoes and a fedora hat. He also has tattoos on his left index finger and hand which extends up his wrist and another tattoo above his right knee.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Southeast Area Robbery Detective Lanza at (213) 972-7931. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.