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LAPD seeks suspects in killing of 75-year-old man downtown

February 1, 2012 |  6:08 pm

These two men are wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing downtown, the LAPD says.
Los Angeles police Wednesday released sketches of two suspects wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a 75-year-old man during an attempted robbery downtown.

Min Yin was mortally wounded on Sept. 2 at Joy & Louis Corp., the manufacturing business where he worked, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

One man, described by police as a suspect, entered the business at 1320 E. 18th St. to pick up an item he had previously purchased. As he left, two other men stormed in and stabbed Yin during a struggle, the LAPD said. Yin died of his wounds in late December.

The LAPD, aided by Councilwoman Jan Perry, are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attackers.

The first suspect is described as Latino, about 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and appeared to be in his late 40s, police said. The second suspect is also described as Latino. He is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and is heavyset with short, dark hair. The third suspect is seen on surveillance video, the LAPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Arroyo at (213) 486-6840. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-8477.

For more information on slayings reported in the area, see the L.A. Times Homicide Report database


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Sketch shows two suspects wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing downtown. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department