On September 4, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the Monterey Park Police Department responded to an armed robbery occurring in the 200 block of N. Chandler Ave., Monterey Park, CA. The suspect approached the elderly victim from behind, brandished a firearm and forcefully took the victim’s purse from her and fled on foot to the suspect vehicle and drove away. This incident was partially captured on security cameras in the area. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches, medium complexion, wearing a blue baseball style hat, a blue button down work type shirt with lettering on the left breast pocket and a white patch on the sleeve, blue denim jeans, and black tennis shoes with a white sole. The getaway vehicle is described as a newer model burgundy Chrysler and driven by the suspect. The Monterey Park Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and vehicle depicted in the video/photographs.
The victim is an elderly female who resides at a senior living facility. The victim sustained minor bruising during the robbery, but was otherwise unharmed. It appears the victim was targeted due to her age and place of residence.
If you know the person(s) in the video/photographs or have information regarding this case we urge you to contact the Monterey Park Police Department Detective Bureau at 626-307-1252, the on duty watch commander at 626-307-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
The Monterey Park Police Department would like to remind all residents to be safety conscious when they are out in public and to report suspicious activity, persons, and vehicles to their local police department.
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Lieutenant Bill Cuevas, Monterey Park Police Department