Police are on the lookout for a pair robbers who struck a woman with a car while she fled to them Monday in search of help.
It occurred at noon, close to the intersection of 8th Street & Francisco Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Police said that the attackers had followed the victim in a silver Dodge Challenger after she left Jewelry District’s jewelry store.
One of the robbers approached her car as she approached the intersection and broke her driver’s side window with a tool.
The woman tried to flee from the robber but was stopped at the traffic lights. While she tried to call for help, she fled her vehicle and ran onto the road. However, the Challenger followed her and accelerated towards her.
After she was on the ground, two men exited the car and grabbed the woman’s watch which she had thrown away from her. According to police, one of them was armed with an assault rifle.
Police say one of the men measured 5 feet 11 inches. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and sweatpants with white shoes. Police believe he was armed with a semiautomatic handgun.
The second suspect was wearing light blue jeans and a black sweater. The second suspect was wearing a black sweater and light blue jeans.
The video of the suspects beating the woman and then robbing the woman was posted to the LAPD’s YouTube page.
Anybody with additional video or information about the robbery should contact LAPD detectives Vargas and Moreno at 213-486-6840. Online anonymous tips can be submitted at lacrimestoppers.org.
Police believe this robbery fits into a disturbing trend in robberies, where suspects follow victims to their homes, businesses, or secluded areas before robbing them.