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VIDEO: Detectives Announce Money Reward Offered in Murder Investigation of Norwalk Tow Truck Driver


VIDEO: Detectives Announce Money Reward Offered in Murder Investigation of Norwalk Tow Truck Driver

 

PRESS CONFERENCE: Detectives Announce Money Reward Offered in Murder Investigation of Norwalk Tow Truck Driver

A press conference was held to again request the public’s assistance in solving the brutal murder of 22-yr-old Robert Garcia on June 28, 2012, at 11:54 p.m., in the 13500 block of Norwalk Boulevard in the City of Norwalk. 

Robert Garcia’s common-law wife, Breanna Cardenas, spoke at the press conference

Robert Garcia was an employee at Vernola’s Towing Service and was completing his shift when the murder occurred. He was walking back to the office eastbound on Front Street towards Norwalk Boulevard when he was approached by three Hispanic men and shot. The victim was then chased and fatally shot at the front door of the tow facility. 

Breanna Cardenas, mother of Robert Garcia’s kids said that their two young children will never know their father. She asks that anyone who knows anything about this terrible crime, contact the Sheriff’s Department so that their children will at least know that justice was found.

Detectives released surveillance video that depicts Robert Garcia running toward the front entrance of the tow facility, being pursued by a lone assailant. Moments later, two additional assailants are seen approaching the front of the tow facility. Victim Garcia is seen pounding on the door and eventually collapsing to the ground. 
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The three suspects are then seen fleeing the front entrance area and run southbound on Norwalk Boulevard and out of view.

Witness accounts indicate hearing what sounded like fireworks, believed to be gunfire, followed by voices yelling in Spanish.

Homicide Detectives have not identified a motive for the murder and are encouraging anyone with any information to come forward. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.