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High-heeled bandit ‘armed and dangerous,’ police say

September 28, 2011 |  9:03 am

High-heeled robber armed and dangerous, police say
Police have released surveillance pictures of a woman wanted in the armed robbery of a Van Nuys coin and jewelry store.

Police say the woman entered the store around 11:00 a.m. Monday and posed as a customer. She allegedly pulled a revolver out of her purse. She pointed the gun at a store employee and ordered him to fill her bag, police said.

The woman made off with an unknown number of vintage coins, valued at between $12,000 and $100,000. Police said the woman is "armed and dangerous."

The suspect is described as a Latina with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. She is between 20 to 30 years old and was wearing a white blouse, blue jeans and high-heeled sandals. The suspect was also carrying a black-and-white handbag.

Police say it's possible that she had a tattoo on her right shoulder.

Anyone with information is asked to call Los Angeles Police Department Det. G. O'Shea at (818) 374-0087. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cellphone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD."


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Photo: Surveillance video shows a woman wanted in connection to the armed robbery of a Van Nuys coin and jewelry store. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department