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Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Robbing Boy of Bicycle on Halloween

The suspect has a "very extensive" criminal record, detectives say

A felony warrant has been issued for an armed-and-dangerous suspect accused of robbing an 11-year-old boy of a bicycle he had won at a Halloween party, sheriff's officials said Friday.

It was around noon on Oct. 31 when the man approached the boy at Ted Watkins Park in South Los Angeles and snatched the bicycle, telling the boy he wanted to give his daughter a bike ride, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The man placed a small girl onto the handlebars and rode away. Deputies said the boy and his mother chased them but couldn't keep up.

The man was identified by the sheriff's department as 26-year-old Gabriel Estrada. A $110,000 felony warrant was issued for the robbery, deputies said.

Sheriff's Det. Joseph Cerda said search warrants had been served, but the bicycle and Estrada were not found.

Estrada has a "very extensive" criminal record and was on felony community supervision parole, Cerda said. Estrada's arrests range from narcotics violations to possessing concealed firearms.

Estrada was described as a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-10 inches tall and 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes with multiple tattoos on his neck, chest and arms.


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The bicycle, a black-and-green Micargi Tivola beach cruiser, was valued at $160.

Anyone with information on Estrada's whereabouts was asked to call sheriff's investigators at 213-216-7675.

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