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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

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Male/ Female Bandits Rob Elderly Woman

Los Angeles: Harbor Area detectives are asking the public's help in identifying the man and woman who robbed an elderly lady as she left a U.S. post office.

On June 15, 2007, at about 12:34 p.m., the victim had left the post office in the 1000 block of Avalon Boulevard in the city of Wilmington. The suspects drove up to the victim who was walking on the sidewalk and parked their dark brown midsize van near her.

The female passenger got out of the car and yanked the victim's purse off her shoulder, removed cash from it and returned the purse. She then proceeded to forcibly remove the victim's ring from her left ring finger and her watch using hand lotion. The second suspect joined the attack and tried to remove the victim's ring from her right hand but stopped when the victim screamed in pain. The suspects returned to their car and escaped with $600.00 in cash and the victim's jewelry.

The female suspect is between 25 to 30 years old. She is 5'3" tall and weighs about 120 pounds and has a light complexion. The male is described 65, 5'5" tall, about 160 pounds. He is heavy set with light complexion, wearing all white clothing.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Harbor Robbery Detective Anna Rivera or Officer Ryan Williams at 310-522-2029. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).