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South LA armed robbery suspect caught on tape

January 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Police are asking for the public's help to find an armed robbery suspect caught by a surveillance camera in South Los Angeles.

The suspect robbed a propane gas business on the 500 block of East Slauson Boulevard. The incident happened around 3:10 p.m. on Dec. 23.

Police said the suspect pointed a handgun at the attendant and demanded money. He took the cash, returned to his vehicle and drove away. The vehicle was described as a white or light gray 2000 to 2005 Chevy Impala.

Authorities said the suspect is a Hispanic man between 30 to 35 years old. He was wearing a gray hooded sweater, a black baseball cap and a piece of gray tape under his right eye, possibly hiding a tattoo.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at (877) LAPD-24-7.