LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Police are searching for two people who were caught on video as they knocked an ice cream vendor to the ground and robbed him this week in downtown Los Angeles.
WANTED for ROBBERY— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 16, 2020
On July 14 at 12th St. & Birch in DTLA, two suspects brutally robbed an ice cream vendor. Susp-1 described as a male Black, 5'10", 165lbs. Susp-2 described as a female Black, 5’4”, 125lbs, in a dark Toyota Avalon. Any info call LAPD Newton Robbery 323-846-6572 pic.twitter.com/IMbXt7eLL8
The attack occurred Tuesday near the corner of 12th and Birch streets, across the street from a large Coca-Cola bottling facility, according to the Los Angeles Police Dept.
Surveillance video shows the pair approach the vendor, appearing to speak with him briefly before one of the assailants swiftly punches the victim, who is knocked to the ground. The vendor doesn’t appear to move as the two pat him down, apparently taking his belongings.
The attackers, who police describe as a Black man and woman, are then seen fleeing in a dark-colored Toyota Avalon driven by a third person. The robbers stole the $30 he’d made that day, the vendor told KTLA.