Thief ID’d in Thursday’s armed robbery

Larry Kirkwood

PALMDALE – Detectives have positively identified one of the suspects who held up a Palmdale convenience store shortly before noon on Thursday, authorities said.

“His name is Larry Kirkwood, he’s a male black, 20 years old, and he frequents Lancaster and Palmdale,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Cory Kennedy. “It was an armed robbery so Mr. Kirkwood is considered armed and dangerous.”

Kennedy said Kirkwood was one of two men who robbed Emily’s Store, at 412 East Palmdale Blvd, around 11:45 a.m. on Thursday.

“They attempted like they were going to buy something and ended up pulling a gun and sticking it in the clerk’s chest,” Kennedy said. “They basically ordered her to open the cash register, which she does, and they steal the money.”

The thieves were caught on the store’s surveillance camera, which enabled detectives to positively identify Kirkwood.

Kirkwood is approximately five feet eight inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds, Kennedy said.

“We’re asking for the public’s help to find him,” Kennedy said. “Anybody who knows Mr. Kirkwood should tell him he needs to come to the Palmdale Station and turn himself in because we have identified him as being one of the suspects in the robbery.”

Larry Kirkwood is the man in the back with the dark hooded sweatshirt, Kennedy said. Detectives are still trying to identify the man holding the gun.

Kennedy could not say whether Kirkwood was linked to any of the recent armed robberies in Palmdale.

“Obviously when we arrest Mr. Kirkwood and his accomplice, those are questions we will be asking them,” Kennedy said. “We’re getting close to identifying the second one, we’re not there yet, but we will be.”

Anyone who knows Larry Kirkwood or recognizes the second suspect in these surveillance photos is asked to contact Detective Bartlett at 661-272-2446.

Individuals can also provide information anonymously through “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

  31 comments for “Thief ID’d in Thursday’s armed robbery

  1. October 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I’m going to miss you cousin damn its going to be a long time when you get out I’m going to be long gone maybe but just be strong and keep you head up dont trip your family is praying for you and your momma had her baby and kindda got your nose Lol stay up cuzzin. HYU later.

  2. Daughter of Owner of the Emely's store
    July 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Can we please not fight on this news feed? Please?

  3. JEF
    July 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm


    • dibo
      July 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      hey, i do have to agree with you on the G.W.BUSH skit,that was pretty funny,but yet real! if you listnen to most comedians their most funniest stuff be real life situation!!But come on man, how can you attack this man on spelling, when you are writting,and spelling words on a third grade level!!And yeah we fight for a black one now, but aleast we’re not making up crap like we are looking for weapons of mass destruction !!

  4. G.W.BUSH
    July 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

    To all of my black americans,why fued and fight with us good white folks?all we’ve ever done was been good too you,we are the prefect race just check our history.We never took this land from the indians,they gave it too us be cause we were,and still is the prefect race..they saw in us that we was white,pure and GOD sent!THEY knew that we were the only people that could save them from their savage ways..We didn’t rape there women and kill there young,that stuff was all made up! we have taught our beloveth black african people how to get rich,this is why we first went over there in the begining.We have taken the natural resources from there sell it and we ship all of the money back! Look at our goodness,see we do no wrong!! we are so good that your ansisters came over here to work voluntarily..they said in their own words, “Since you are so white,pure,and sent from GOD, we want to help you build up your land that you discoverd,and this will be an house warming gift to you from us”!see how good we are to people all over the world! the middle east people love us because we protect them from their own selves.we are so nice we let you fight in our vietnam war and many war before, and after that!! all of that other stuff that they said about us are LIES,LIES,LIES!!!we never hung you guys on trees,we never rape your women,we never broken up your family by selling and trading you,we never use the black male as a stud to make more strong slaves,we never tried to trun slaves against each other by favoring one better than the other,we never made it hard for you, and then put drugs and guns in you neighbourhoods.we never made you cross over the street, and then put your head down when a white woman walked down the street.we have always taught you to look a white man in his eye when you talk to him!!we never sprayed you guys down with the water hose,and nor did we put our dogs on you,that was technology !!! Black people, we are the prefect race that’s pure,and sent by GOD,why would we do a such thing?I don’t know who are trying to trun my poor black people against,our poor pure and prefect white people, but it needs to stop !! sign your truly Mr. please forget the past…..

  5. Yo Mama
    July 2, 2012 at 1:35 am

    And, they want sympathy for their plight… Figures.

  6. Concered
    June 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Why are about 80% of all the crimes list are the suspects black? Doesn’t that say something?

    • Palmdale_Steve
      June 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      No what does it say?

      • Concered
        June 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

        Guess you’re not good with percentages, and how it relates to the population.

    • Letlow
      June 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      It says you are obsessed with race. Get some help with that will ya? And by the way, your stats are off.

      • FUNNY
        June 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        Letlow i think you right its more like 99.9% and its all black just watch the news Dip Shit

        • Letlow
          June 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

          WOW!!! How old are you, twelve? Do you have permission from your parents to converse with grown folk? Run along now!

        • Letlow
          June 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

          Repost for the benefit of “Funny”:

          Arrested Tuesday in Lancaster: 12 WHITES, 3 Hispanics, 4 blacks.

          • FUNNY
            July 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

            letlow, you forgot to post 20 blacks caught on surveillance all wanted men in the AV , Letlow i bet you one of the ones waiting for you free heath care just one more jack ass who cant see the truth about who has screwed up the AV ,this was a nice place to live 20 years ago but after all the cockroach’s came here from LA its a crime haven ,so do your self a favor and go on a ride along with the AV sheriff and you will see for your self who is doing most of the crime in the AV ,HAVE great day dip shit

          • Concered
            July 1, 2012 at 8:20 am

            Palmdale 6/28/12

            WHITES 4
            Hispanics 9
            Blacks 7

            You want to sqew numbers? I can do it as well….read on my friend……

          • Letlow
            July 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

            There you go again with that childish name calling. The fact is if you and “Consered” didn’t scream out Black, Black, Black all the time I wouldn’t have no need to point out the Whit arrest. The point is there are a lot of crime in the AV committed by Blacks and other races. By the way, I have Blue Cross Blue Shield.

            Consered, I don’t know what how to respond to your 2005 ,and its 2012, stats, so I won’t. Since I see you have discovered the daily local arrest logs, you can come up with your own stats. Let me know how it tastes to see the crime that Whites commit and are getting arrested for in the AV. You do realize the only reason they are not on the front page is because the got COUGHT.

            I will leave you two hate filled individuals to stew in your own misery.

          • Concered
            July 1, 2012 at 9:03 am

            Guess you will just turn a blind eye to the national stats. It’s easy to run from them, and to continue to deny the truth. Whatever enables you to be able to sleep at night. Keep the blinders on!! A “Blue Cross Shield”, good for you! Maybe you can help some of the people out, and get them on your plan and to stop taking advantage of all the money they milk out of the system by taking advantage of government services.

          • Concered
            July 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

            Misery? I am laughing with your level of not wanting to face the truth! Ya the crime logs have been on here for a while, thanks but I didn’t just find them. Was only motivated to quote them because someone else wanted to hide behind them. So you’re saying White are smarter criminals because they don’t get CAUGHT? Explain that one.

          • Letlow
            July 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

            You said:So you’re saying Whites are smarter criminals because they don’t get CAUGHT? Explain that one.

            Reread my post. Actually, I said the reason White criminals are NOT plastered across the front page is because they GOT CAUGHT. That’s why they show up in the arrest logs.
            So if I follow your line of thinking, then YOU must think BLACK criminals are smarter because they DON’T get caught right?? Hahahahaha!!

            Are you really that desperate to prove your illogical sense of white superiority that you would compare whose criminals are the smartest?? WOW!

            Like I have said many times here. ALL CRIMINALS are despicable, regardless of race. ALL RACES COMMIT CRIMES. ALL SHOULD BE PUNISHED. End of story!

          • Concered
            July 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

            HAHAHAHAHA! ????? WOW!!! How old are you, twelve? Do you have permission from your parents to converse with grown folk? Run along now!

          • G.W.BUSH
            July 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

            see black folks you have to adjust to our laws!I know that our, laws and system are design against you,cause we design them for us, and our way of life!I know that we didn’t allow you guys to help us write,and mess them up.thats why we have laws that cancel out, the reason why we have laws that cancel out laws,here again,too make them benifit us, and our way of life!And by the time you guys think that you are adjusted, we switch them up to keep you guys off balance! now you think about it,why in america are there more blacks in prison than any other race? are you born criminals? well you mightest well be from the way that the system is design,and we wrote our laws !!That why it is easy to pull up stats and your numbers are great!! to be continue………

        • sacryinshame
          July 1, 2012 at 1:45 am

          Funny, you meant Dip Stick, right?

      • Concered
        July 1, 2012 at 8:22 am

        You’re probably some guy of color that’s kid is sitting in prison….face the fact, he did it!!!

        • Letlow
          July 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

          I bet your kid if fat and out of work. You probably drive drunk on the weekends and molest kids. I can stereotype as well.

          • Concered
            July 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

            WOW!!! How old are you, twelve? Do you have permission from your parents to converse with grown folk? Run along now!

  7. Having My Say
    June 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Oops, Sheriffs. Hate when I misspell…

  8. Having My Say
    June 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks to the detectives and to any citizen(s) that helped identify these guys! One criminal down…many more to go. Go get em Sherrifs!!!

    • Quigley
      June 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Right on!!

      • Raynard Price
        June 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

        Hmmm yeah that looks like him from the above picture in my most sarcastic any black will do voice! No wait let me look again. Hmmmm yeah that’s gotta be him. Good thing I’m not on a jury or maybe that’s a bad thing since I would be a peer. Go get ‘me Sherrifs.

        • Having My Say
          June 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

          Funny that you say that Raynard. I said nothing about race. I’ve been married to a black guy for 20 years and have kids who are half black (by my husband, so shame on you, no babies daddies here!). But…if the shoe fits–let me kick you with it. GO GET EM SHERRIFS!!! We don’t want riff raff out here and that’s what’s up!

        • T-Bone
          June 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

          Look at the previous story about this Robbery and you will see his face. That was in my real voice…

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