BEVERLY HILLS—Kali Woods, 31, of Ojai was arrested on robbery, burglary and identity theft charges on Monday, May 9. The victim of the robberies was burglarized once and then again at her apartment.

Around 8 a.m. on May 9, the BHPD responded to a call of an armed robbery that occurred in a parking structure on the 300 block of North Crescent Drive. A female suspect approached the victim with a handgun covered by a sweatshirt and covering her face with a bandana. The suspect demanded the victim’s purse and out of fear for her life the victim complied with the suspect’s demands.

The suspect fled eastbound on Dayton Way in a green KIA SUV that was later located abandoned in the 300 block of Crescent/Rexford alley. Around 1 p.m., the victim’s roommate was confronted by the suspect inside their Hollywood area apartment.

The suspect had used information found inside the victim’s purse to find the apartment and had used the victim’s keys to enter and burglarize the victim and her roommate’s apartment. Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino of the BHPD told Canyon News in an email that a watch had been stolen that has not been recovered.

The Los Angeles Police Department had responded to the apartment area, but the suspect had already fled the scene. BHPD detectives had developed information from the suspect’s vehicle they were able to identify a possible suspect.

Around 3:45 p.m., the detectives responded to the area of the victim’s Hollywood apartment. Believing that the suspect was on foot BHPD circled the area and located the possible subject sitting on a bus bench a few blocks from the victim’s apartment at Fairfax and Willoughby.

Woods was arrested and has not yet been released. Lt. Hoshino told Canyon News that she was released to court and is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail. Neither the victim nor the roommate’s identities have been released.

“This is very unusual that a suspect goes to a victim’s residence to commit another crime,” said Lt. Hoshino.