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VIDEO: Masked Robbers Steal Money from Church Employees, LAPD Says

The alleged robbery occurs in broad daylight and is captured on video.

Three men robbed two employees of a church in Van Nuys who were transporting money on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Surveillance video of the alleged robbery is attached to this story.

According to an LAPD press release:

On Dec. 3, 2012, at about 3:30 p.m., three suspects drove a compact vehicle into a parking lot at Church on the Way on Sherman Way in Van Nuys, got out of their car and confronted the employees as they transported money for the church. The masked robbers also hit one employee on the head as they removed cash from the employees’ vehicle. The suspects then returned to their car driven by the third suspect.

After the robbery, the suspects drove south from the location. The only description of their vehicle is a grey, four-door compact with a dealer paper plate on the rear.

The suspects are described as 25- to 30-year-old males of unknown ethnicity standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. All were wearing dark clothing.

**Surveillance footage showing the suspects may be viewed at www.lapdtv.org**

Detectives have few leads on the investigation and urge anyone with information to call Detective O’Shea at (818) 374-0087 or Detective Flores (818) 374-0079. 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 call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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