Los Angeles Police Say Armed Robber Wears White Paper Mask

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The LAPD is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robber suspected of holding up at least six different businesses while wearing a white paper mask. 

Authorities say the robberies have occurred at restaurants and other establishments in Highland Park and Eagle Rock. 

Police say in each of the robberies, the suspect enters a business, and demands cash from the register. He is wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and white paper mask with holes for the eyes, nose and mouth. Witnesses say the mask resembles those used for cosmetic facials. 

The suspect flashes a small revolver that looks like a 'starter pistol' and demands money before fleeing in a silver Nissan Sentra or similar vehicle. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic man in his late twenties to early thirties, 5'5" tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. 

Detectives are urging anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Franco at (323) 561-3472. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). 

Tipsters may also contact by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go towww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”

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