The Los Angeles Police Department continues to be on the lookout for two suspects who attacked a 69-year-old woman taking out the trash Tuesday morning in the 200 block of South Anita Avenue.
One suspect - described as a Hispanic man with brown hair, brown eyes, between 5'6'' and 5'7'' in his 20s, with a thin build and wearing a green hooded sweatshirt - approached the woman on the street at 10:20 a.m. and sprayed her with pepper spray. Police say she fell to the ground. The suspect forced rings off the woman and fled in a newer model bright orange two- door sports car with paper plates reading "CARVER" with an unidentified accomplice.
A similar incident happened in the 200 block of South Anita Avenue on Jan. 22 at 10:35 a.m. when a 72-year-old woman brought her trash to the street and was attacked with an unknown spray to the face.
Here's a note Wednesday from Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray:
Rest assured that all hands are on deck in the investigation towards the apprehension of the brazen robbers who have terrorized our quiet community and have targeted and injured two lovely, elderly ladies. During this time please take extra care to look out for yourselves and each other. Please report any and all suspicious activity. If you see a vehicle in the vicinity that matches the distinctive description of the vehicle please call 911 and advise the operator that it matches the description of a vehicle used in a recent robbery.
If there’s activity that you see as suspicious but doesn’t rise to the level of an emergency you can always call non-emergency dispatch at 877-ASK-LAPD or you can email me (email@example.com) any license plates or other information you’d like the police to have. I will keep you posted on any updates that I may share with the public.
Grand theft auto
Between Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 7:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Hanley Avenue, a 2004 van was stolen. Police report no suspects were seen.
On Jan. 29 between 1:15 and 3 p.m. in the 11600 block of Montana Avenue, suspects entered an apartment by unknown means and removed silverware, bags and jewelry.
- Between Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 6:20 a.m. in the 11700 block of Dorothy Avenue, a vehicle window was smashed and a bag and blanket were removed.
- On Jan. 25 between 6:30 and 8 a.m. in the 11700 block of San Vicente Boulevard, the window to a vehicle in a parking lot was smashed and a purse was taken.
- On Jan. 25 between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Westgate and Goshen avenues, the window to a vehicle parked in the street was smashed and a watch and holster were taken.
- On Jan. 27 during unknown hours in the 120 block of Granville Avenue, suitcases were removed from a vehicle parked in a carport.
Petty theft from a business or home
- On Jan. 21 between 3 and 6 p.m. in the 11900 block of Gorham Avenue, jewelry, valued at $36,600 was stolen.
- On Jan 25 between 10 and 11 a.m. in the 2200 block of Canyon Back Road, a purse and a diaper bag, valued at a total of $1,375, were stolen.
If you see anything that you feel is suspicious, but not an emergency, go to www.alertcommunity.com. It allows citizens to document suspicious activity quickly, easily, and anonymously.