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Cash in paper bag stolen in Altadena strong-arm robbery

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man who robbed a pedestrian in Altadena on May 31, 2013.
June 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man who robbed a pedestrian in Altadena on May 31.

The suspect approached a man near the entrance to the Bank of America branch at 2345 Lake Avenue in Altadena on May 31 and forcefully took a paper bag from the victim. The bag contained money. The victim was pushed to the ground during the struggle.

The suspect jumped into the passenger side of a gold Nissan Versa sedan with paper license plates. The car drove southbound on Lake Ave. The incident took place at about 5:40 p.m.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds. He was wearing a beige baseball cap, a baggy blue collared shirt, dark pants and dark shoes.

Images of the suspect from surveillance video were released Monday.

Anyone that may have information is encouraged to contact the Altadena Sheriff's Station at (626) 798-1131.

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