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Thief steals gold necklace off girl's neck in Hollenbeck area

Surveillance camera footage shows a man suspected of snatching a young girl's necklace off her neck in the Hollenbeck area on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.

October 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help to find a man suspected of stealing a gold necklace from the neck of a young girl.

The robbery occurred in the Hollenbeck area around 1 p.m. last Monday.

Authorities say the girl was walking near Cesar Chavez Avenue and Fickett Street when the suspect walked up to the victim and pulled the gold chain off her neck.

The suspect, last seen running from the location, is described as a black male, between 20-25 years old, approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing 180 pounds.

Nearby surveillance camera footage shows the suspect buying a soda just minutes before the robbery.

Detectives believe the suspect may be responsible for similar crimes in the area.

Anyone with any information regarding the crime is urged to contact the LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7.