The footage of the heart-stopping robbery was shared on Facebook by the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday.
In a terrifying moment, a mother found herself and her baby cornered by two robbers who audaciously entered the driveway of her home as its electronic gates were closing. According to Daily Mail, the unidentified woman was waiting for the gates of her L.A. mansion to close when the two suspects strolled in and robbed her in broad daylight. The shocking incident unfolded on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at around 5:10 p.m. when the woman returned home following a walk. The footage of the heart-stopping robbery was shared on Facebook by the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday.
It shows the alarmed woman standing in the driveway with her infant in a stroller as the two men walk past her home before turning around and entering the private property moments before the gate is fully closed. Next, we see the duo backing the mother against the wall of her property, taking her diaper bag off her back, and grabbing a cooler present inside the stroller. They flee the scene immediately after in a car that had been parked outside the home. "Fearing for her and her child’s safety, the victim complied and allowed suspect-1 to take her diaper bags and bottle cooler," wrote the LAPD of the horrific incident.
"The two suspects proceed to run into a waiting vehicle that was parked across the street from the victim’s home and flee northbound from the location," it continues, adding that the suspects seemed to be driving a silver sedan that had tinted windows. It appears to be a crime of opportunity, as the thieves seemed to go into the house after spotting the woman in a vulnerable position, all by herself. Authorities are now urging the public to come forward with any information that would help them find the perpetrators. "Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are asking for the public’s help in finding witnesses to assist in this daytime robbery," they urged.
"Suspect-1 is described as a male, Black, 20-29 years of age. Suspect-1 was wearing a light color mask, black hoodie, red sweat pants (with white writing/logo), and white shoes. Suspect-2 was described as a male, Black, 20-29 years of age. Suspect-2 was wearing a black face mask, gray hoodie, black sweat pants, and black shoes," read the detailed description of the robbers that the police are looking for.
"It is requested that any individuals who may have observed or have information regarding this incident please contact Wilshire Robbery Detectives. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Wilshire Robbery Detective M. Flores, Serial No.38629, at (213) 922-8217. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDONLINE.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts," the post concluded.
Cover image source: Facebook | LAPD Headquarters