$50K reward offered for L.A. robbery duo

LOS ANGELES Detectives believe the man and woman have committed four armed street robberies in downtown Los Angeles and /*Chinatown*/ since April.

The first two robberies occurred April 25, fifteen minutes apart. Police say at 1:30 a.m., two suspects from a black four-door car robbed a man in the parking lot of 923 Francisco Street. Then, the suspects went north to 8th and Figueroa streets, where they robbed a woman in a parking lot.

The car's license plate reads 5WTG502, but detectives discovered that the plate was junked and no longer assigned to a car.

Police say the duo struck again on April 28, in a side alley leading to the valet parking lot for the Orpheum Lofts located at 818 South Broadway. This robbery is the only one of the robberies captured on video.

Newly released video shows the two walking into the Village Market on Hoover Street near /*USC*/, just two hours after the April 28 robbery on Broadway. The male suspect used a victim's credit card to make a purchase.

The robbers struck again May 3, just after 7 p.m., when they robbed a 30-year-old man of his money and cellular phone in a residential area of Chinatown. This time, the victim described a black Honda as the suspects' vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Al Rasch, Central Robbery Unit, at (213) 972-1245.

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