Santa Monica Police Seek 3 Suspects in Assault on Elderly Woman
She was pushed to the ground, her purse grabbed. Incident was captured on security camera.
September 14, 2020
Police have released security camera screen grabs of 3 suspects who robbed an elderly woman, pushing her to the ground, on Sunday, August 20th. Video of the incident was widely seen on social media. SMPD's press release follows:
On August 20, 2020 at approximately 8:50pm a robbery occurred near the 1500 block of 6th Street. After parking and exiting her vehicle, the victim was standing on the sidewalk when Suspect-1 grabbed her purse.
During this effort, the victim was pulled to the ground and into the street. The suspect was seen on CCTV footage running towards a red SUV occupied by two additional individuals.
Detectives later located additional footage captured when the suspects attempted to use the victim's credit card at a 21 Liquor Mart located at 1732 W. Rosecrans Avenue in Gardena, CA.