West Hollywood Deputies Arrest Robbery Suspect and Accomplice

June 17, 2012

On June 17, 2012, at approximately 2:00 am, deputies responded to "Gil Turner's", located at 9101 Sunset Boulevard, in the City of West Hollywood regarding a man with a gun call. A male Hispanic suspect (Suspect Garcia) wearing a blonde wig, ran into the store, produced a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect fled from the location in a white Ford SUV, driven by a female Hispanic suspect (Suspect Velasco).

Responding deputies began a search of the area to locate the suspects. A vehicle matching the description given by the witnesses was stopped at Fairfax Avenue and Fountain Avenue. A field show-up was conducted and the witnesses positively identified the suspects as those who were involved. Deputies recovered the stolen money along with a handgun.

The suspects were arrested for Robbery and Ex-Felon with a Firearm.

Crime Stoppers uses a three part approach to solving crimes. The first part of the program is to empower the community by providing a safe way to report criminal activity. Secondly, Crime Stoppers partners with all forms of media in the Los Angeles region to inform the community on how to anonymously report crimes. Law Enforcement is the final part of the triangle; they follow-up on tips from community members.

Anyone with information about an incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department West Hollywood Station at (310) 855-8850. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.com.

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