LOS ANGELES – Police Tuesday sought the public’s help to identify two men who struck a woman with their car before robbing her in downtown Los Angeles.
The woman was leaving a jewelry story just after noon on Monday and noticed the suspects in a silver Dodge Challenger following her as she made her way to the intersection of Eighth and Francisco streets, near the Harbor (110) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“As the victim approached the intersection… a suspect exited the Dodge Challenger, approached her vehicle, and with an unknown hard tool, shattered her driver-side window,” the LAPD reported. “The victim attempted to drive away but was unable due to heavy traffic.”
The woman exited her vehicle and ran westbound on Eighth Street seeking help, but the suspects followed her and struck her with the vehicle, knocking her to the ground.
The suspects armed with handguns exited the vehicle and approached the woman following the collision.
“(The) victim immediately removed her watch and threw it on the street,” police said. “The suspects retrieved the watch and drove away.”
The woman was treated for minor injuries by paramedics at the scene.
The first suspect was described as a man who stands about 5 feet, 11 inches tall who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, white shoes and a ski mask.
The second suspect was described only as a man who was last seen wearing a black sweater and light blue jeans.
Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call LAPD Detectives Moreno and Vargas at 213-486-6840. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.