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Long Beach police release sketches of suspects in 2010 slaying

September 19, 2011 |  8:29 am

Long Beach Police released sketches Monday of two men they believe might be responsible for the slaying of a Lake Elsinore man more than a year ago.

The victim, Franklin Robles, was shot in the torso during a robbery on Aug. 9, 2010. Robles, 33, had gone to Long Beach to buy a vehicle and was robbed when he arrived at the location for the purchase, police said.

Hours after the slaying, a witness reported seeing a tan Chevrolet Suburban with four men at the victim's Lake Elsinore home, which had been burglarized. Police say they believe the two incidents are related.    

Police said the two suspects being sought are black men. One is believed to be 35 to 40 years old, 5-foot-11 and about 220 pounds, with short black hair. The second is described as 40 to 45 years old, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with graying black hair.

Long Beach Police plan to canvas the area around the incident -- the 1400 block of West 16th Street -- Monday afternoon.


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Photo: Sketches of the men being sought in Robles' death. Credit: Long Beach Police Department