Long Beach police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection to a theft at a liquor store that took place Thursday night near the Washington neighborhood.
Police believe that the suspect was attempting to rob a liquor store located near the intersection of Anaheim Street and Cedar Avenue. An employee of the store tried to stop the robbery, and in his attempt to intervene, he held on to the hood of the suspect’s car while it fled the scene, police said.
The man was killed after he was flung from the hood of the car and onto the street, according to authorities. The LBPD released a series of security camera videos Saturday of a suspect and a suspect vehicle. Police described the suspect as a Black man, about 40 years old, who was 5-foot-7 with a skinny build.
The suspect vehicle was only described as gray or silver four-door sedan.
Police asked anyone with information to contact Detectives Oscar Valenzuela and Eric Thai at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be sent through Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.
See one of the videos below. More footage is available on the LBPD’s YouTube page.
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