String of armed street muggings leave Westwood on edge

WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An armed man and accomplice robbed multiple victims on the street in the Westwood area Wednesday, police said.

One woman described the terrifying encounter to Eyewitness News. She said she was walking her dog in the 1700 block of Malcolm Avenue when she noticed a man behind her. He was holding a gun and demanded her cellphone.

"It was very scary," the victim said. "I was really terrified. I couldn't believe that something like this was happening."

She had a purse, but said the armed robber was only interested in taking her cellphone. The Los Angeles Police Department says there were four other robberies in that area between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The woman described the robber as a man in his 30s, wearing a sport jacket, light green shirt and black pants. In most of the incidents, the suspect fled to a waiting four-door black sedan with a getaway driver inside.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD.
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