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Man holds child while robbing man in Norwalk

November 19, 2009 12:33:26 AM PST
L.A. County Sheriff's Department detectives released surveillance photos of a man who held a child in his arms while he committed an armed robbery in Norwalk.Officials believe the child is related to the suspect, but are not sure.

Authorities said the suspect robbed a customer in the parking lot of a liquor store on the 11000 block of Rosecrans Avenue a couple weeks ago, demanding his wallet and his beer. Police said he lifted up his shirt and showed that he had a gun, and he was holding the boy in his arms during the entire incident.

The suspect fled in a dark-colored vehicle.

Authorities are very concerned about the child. The boy is described as Hispanic and between 4 to 6 years old.

Anyone with information is urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Norwalk station at (562) 863-8711.