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Vehicle info sought in '10 Long Beach murder

Long Beach police are seeking the public's help in identifying two murder suspects and/or a suspect vehicle.

September 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Long Beach police are seeking the public's help in identifying two murder suspects or a suspect vehicle.

Franklin Robles, a 33-year-old Lake Elsinore resident, was shot on the 1400 block of West 16th Street in Long Beach on August 9, 2010.

Robles had traveled to Long Beach to purchase a vehicle. According to Long Beach police, two African-American males approached and robbed Robles. Robles was shot in the torso during the robbery.

Robles was declared dead at a hospital.

A witness identified a tan Chevrolet Suburban parked at Robles's Lake Elsinore residence. The residence had been burglarized after the Long Beach shooting.

Police released an image of the type of vehicle they are seeking information about.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident or the vehicle is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or Web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.