Man sought in Whittier ice cream parlor robbery


WHITTIER >> Police are seeking a gunman caught on camera holding up a Whittier ice cream parlor last week.
The robbery unfolded about 1:30 p.m. on May 27 at Baskin-Robbins, 15234 Whittier Blvd., according to Whittier police officials and logs.
“The suspect entered the location and went behind the front counter,” Whittier police Officer John Scoggins said. “(He) then produced a black semi-automatic handgun and ordered the money from the cash register.”
After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled from the area in a black, 2013 to 2016, two-door Honda Accord with tinted windows, Scoggins said.
He was described as a Latino man in his late-20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, wearing a baby blue V-neck shirt, gray pants, white shoes and a grey “Oakley” cap.
Police circulated surveillance camera images of the suspect via social media in hopes of generating tips from the public as to the robbers identity, Scoggins said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Whittier police Detective Jose Bolanos at 562-567-9281. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.


PHOTOS courtesy of the Whittier Police Department

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