A video released by Los Angeles police shows a woman returning home with her child in a shocking robbery.
In surveillance footage, a mother pushing her baby in a stroller opens the gate outside her home in Hancock Park, LA. As she walks into her driveway, two men walk past the open gate. They approach the woman, surround her with the enclosure, and grab her belongings.
Police say that the robbery took place in broad daylight at around 5:10 pm on November 28.
The Los Angeles Police Department said on Facebook: “The woman and her newborn baby were returning home from a walk.” “As they approached the steps leading to the front door of their house, Suspect-1 and Suspect-2 approached them and demanded that they hand over the property.
“For the safety of herself and her child, the victim complied and allowed Suspect-1 to carry her diaper bag and bottle cooler. The two suspects proceed from the victim’s home to collide with a waiting vehicle parked across the road and run north from the spot. ,
As the two men run away, there is no harm to the mother and child. The woman lifts her baby out of the stroller and heads toward her front door, pulling out her phone—presumably to call 911.
Police have released a detailed description of the two suspects as well as the car of their getaway.
“Both suspects, described as a male, black, aged 20-29, in a silver sedan with tinted windows, targeted a woman and her infant,” the LAPD said in a statement. Tweet of video.
Police have not disclosed the name of the victim, and are yet to identify the suspects. They are seeking help from the public in locating them.
Any information about Wilshire Detectives (213) 922-8217 or http://lacrimestoppers.org, LAPD tweeted.
Unfortunately, police say such robberies are part of a growing trend. So-called “follow-home” robberies – 110 incidents of which have already been reported this year – involve criminals targeting people based on their jewellery, cars or other signs of money and chasing them to their homes or workplaces. is included.
Police say robberies typically take place in affluent L.A. neighborhoods, such as Melrose Avenue, the Jewelry District, nightclubs in Hollywood and Wilshire, or “high-end restaurants.”
An LAPD spokesman said, “In early 2021, the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division identified an ongoing crime trend of follow-home robberies.” “As a result, RHD detectives began to track down the various robberies being reported. Upon reviewing these reports and speaking to detectives in the area, it is clear that all these incidents are related to the same suspect committing these crimes. are not related in context.”
Granthshala has reached out to the LAPD for further comment.
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