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Long Beach police seek suspects in 2010 slaying

September 29, 2011 | 11:02 pm

Long Beach homicide suspects
Long Beach police Thursday released sketches of two men suspected of helping kill a man who had come to the city to buy a car.

Franklin Robles was killed during a robbery Aug. 9, 2010, in the 1400 Block of W. 16th Street in Long Beach. Robles lived in Lake Elsinore.

Police described one suspect as Latino,  5-feet, 5-inches  tall, with a medium build, short hair, small goatee and multiple tattoos on both arms. The other man is described as Latino,  5-feet 7-inches tall with a medium build, shaved head and pudgy face.

Since January 2007, at least 187 homicides have been reported in Long Beach, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Malcolm Evans or Det. Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244.

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Sketch: Long Beach homicide suspects. Credit: Long Beach Police Department

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