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Hermosa Beach Police Department

Press Release

February 4, 2010

For Immediate Release


"Robber poses as customer and then steals money from cash register"


PIO:          Detective Mick Gaglia


Office:      (310)318-0348

Fax:           (310)318-0350


Suspect:          Male, Hispanic, Adult, 30's, 506, med build, thick mustache, pocked face/complexion, short dark hair, misc tattoos arms/neck.


Vehicle:         Unknown


Synopsis:        Suspect enters Sassy's lingerie store (801 PCH) and brandishes a semi-automatic handgun. Victim/employee is ordered to ground and suspect steals money from the cash register. Suspect then orders victim/employee to the rear of the store and flees.


On February 3, 2009 at approximately 1600 hours, HBPD Officers responded to the 800 block of Pacific Coast Highway regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The victim was a store employee of Sassy's and was robbed at gun point. The suspect entered the store and posed as a shopper asking the victim for the price of several items.


The suspect then approached the victim at the cash register and brandished a semi-automatic handgun while ordering her to the ground. The suspect stole money from the store's register and also searched through the victim's purse. The suspect ordered the victim to the rear of the store and told her, "If you come out, I swear I'm going to shoot you" and left the location in an unknown direction.


Anyone with information regarding the suspect's description or identification is urged to contact Detective Mick Gaglia.

Sketch of Suspect