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Reward offered in Little Tokyo robbery case

August 13, 2011 | 12:20 pm

The Los Angeles City Council is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of a suspect who robbed a woman in Little Tokyo.

On July 24, a man in a long white T-shirt approached a blind 68-year-old woman walking on 1st Street between Los Angeles Street and Central Avenue. The man ripped a gold necklace with jade pendant off her neck and fled, according to the reward proposal.

Councilwoman Jan Perry, who represents Little Tokyo, called the assault “an especially disturbing crime," and noted that it occurred around noontime. “No one should feel vulnerable walking the streets of our city in broad daylight,” she said in a statement.

The council voted unanimously on Friday to offer the reward.  Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Central Division at (213) 485-3294.


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