The Board of Supervisors Tuesday offered or renewed $20,000 rewards in the case of a sandwich shop owner shot to death during a robbery in San Dimas and a fatal hit-and-run in the Antelope Valley.
On the afternoon of June 2, Pravin Raojibhai Patel, the 62-year-old owner of a Quiznos sandwich shop at 1034 W. Arrow Highway, was robbed at gunpoint. Patel gave the gunman a bag of cash from the register and then, during a struggle outside the store, was shot by the suspect.
The gunman was described as a tall, thin Hispanic man in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 170 pounds and wearing a dark T-shirt, plaid shorts and a dark baseball hat. He has a tattoo on his left wrist, according to the detective handling the case.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who recommended the reward, asked anyone with information to call sheriff’s homicide Detective Margarita Barron at (323) 890-5500.
Antonovich also recommended extending a $20,000 reward for information leading to the motorist whose vehicle struck 29-year-old Terence Redack on Jan. 19, 2014, on East Avenue R, east of 65th Street East in Palmdale.
Redack, who was left bleeding and unconscious in the street, was spotted by another driver who called for help. Redack was taken to a hospital and was taken off life support three days later.
The reward, due to expire Friday, will now be available for at least the next 90 days.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call sheriff’s Detective John Heald at (310) 855-8850, or the Palmdale Station Traffic Detail at (661) 272-2400. Callers can also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
—City News Service