Reward offered for information in homicide case

imagePolice are looking for three suspects in the stabbing death of 75-year-old Min Yin late last year. The Los Angeles City Council is offering a reward of $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for his death.

Yin was assaulted Sept. 2, 2011 at men’s and boy’s clothing shop Joy & Louis Corp at 1320 E. 18th St. near South Central Avenue just south of the 10 Freeway.

Two men entered the shop as a third was exiting, and police say, one of the men stabbed Yin.

Yin, who lived in Arcadia but worked at Joy & Louis, was transported to LAC-USC Medical Center, where he died from his injuries on Dec. 26, 2011.

All three of the men who were in the store are suspects. The man who was seen on video exiting the store is described as a Latino, about 40 years old, six feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds.

imageThe second suspect is thought to be in his 20s, with a tattoo on the left side of his neck, short dark hair and is heavy set at 5 foot, 4 inches.

The third suspect is in his early 30s, is between 5 foot, 5 inches and 5 foot, 8 inches and weighs about 200 pounds. Both are Latino.

Police have released sketches of two of the suspects. Police consider all three armed and extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Arroyo at 213-486-6840. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).