CULVER CITY, Calif. – Police sought the public’s help Tuesday to find three armed robbery suspects who assaulted a victim before stealing his belongings outside the Westfield Culver City mall.
Officers responded around 8 p.m. Friday to the parking lot of the mall in the 6000 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the Culver City Police Department. Police said three suspects approached the victim after he left Sheikh Shoes, then asked where he was from while one of them brandishing a handgun.
The victim tried to walk away but was punched several times by the suspects until he fell to the ground, police said. The suspects then snatched jewelry from the victim’s neck, took his iPhone 12 and ran back inside the mall.
All three suspects were described as men between the ages of 18 and 25. The first suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and red pants, while the second suspect wore a white shirt and black pants and had a tattoo of the letter B on his face. That suspect was armed with a black handgun. The third suspect was wearing a white shirt, police said.
The items stolen from the victim were worth about $10,000, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery was urged to contact Culver City Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Edward Baskaron at 310-253-6316 or the Watch Commander at 310-253-6202.