MELROSE—Two students were robbed on Wednesday, February 2, while walking to school. Officers received a call around 7:20 a.m. stating that there had been a robbery and the suspects left the 7600 block of the Melrose region.
Two high school girls were on their way to class when they were approached from behind by the robbers. The suspects struck the girls, then pulled them to the ground by their hair, demanding the girls hand over their cellphones.
The robbers would not let go of the girl’s hair until they unlocked their cellphones, and the victims complied. After stealing the phones, the suspects fled the scene via their vehicle that was waiting on standby.
The first suspect is described as an 18-year-old Black woman who was wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans. The second suspect is also described as a Black woman. The other two suspects were only described as Black men.
The suspects are still at large, and anyone with information is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Detective M. Flores at 1-877-527-3247.