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Composite sketches released of West Covina robbery suspects

Friday, February 08, 2013
Police have released sketches of two of the men accused of robbing and killing a tourist from Hong Kong in West Covina on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

Police have released sketches of two of the men accused of robbing and killing a tourist from Hong Kong in West Covina on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. The composites, released on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, are of one of the two suspects who directly confronted the victim, and of the driver of the vehicle. (KABC Photo / West Covina Police Department)

Authorities are asking for the public's help to find three men accused of robbing and killing a tourist from Hong Kong in West Covina.

Police detectives released a composite sketch of two of the three suspects, hoping it will lead to their arrests.

Authorities said the men robbed and killed a 28-year-old man and assaulted his brother at the Eastland Shopping Center, located in the 100 block of Barranca Avenue, around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

The victims were returning to their vehicle after having stopped to eat at a restaurant when they were approached, robbed, and assaulted by two suspects with their hoods on.

The men were seen running to a waiting newer model, dark blue, four-door sedan driven by a third suspect. The three suspects reportedly sped away at a high rate of speed through the parking lot, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash and other personal items.

Sheron Khemlani, 29, of Hong Kong was killed by a gunshot to his head. His brother suffered non-life threatening injuries during the assault.

The three suspects were described as male adults between 18 and 22 years old with light complexions and thin builds. The suspected driver was described as having short, black, spiked hair, and acne.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery homicide was asked to contact the West Covina Police Department at (626) 939-8557.

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