"Yesterday ( Sat March 19) at 5pm our 13 year old friend was mugged
> walking her dog on Lucerne near 4th.
> Two Latino guys, shaved heads, jumped out of a white car, took her
> and tried to steal the dog.
> The police said this recently happened to a woman on Las Palmas in
> late afternoon where they tried to steal her dog too.... "
> Please beware and put the word out.
> One of our neighbors called Barry to let him know that there was a
> snatching at about 10 p.m. last night (Sat.) on the 400 block of S.
> Mansfield. Evidently, the suspect was casing the 300 block when my
> neighbor saw him (he's African American, about 25 years old). A few
> moments later, he heard a scream and realized that a woman's purse
> been stolen down the street (possibly on the 400 block of S.
> Another neighbor was able to follow the suspect to a waiting car
> the license plate. The police came, along with a helicopter to try
> the suspect. I'm not sure if they were able to make an arrest. I
> the victim lives at 315 S. Mansfield in the guest house.
> This sounds very similar to the crime wave emails we relieved
> week. I think we should convene a meeting with LAPD to discuss
> incidents and make sure they know they need to put extra resources
> catch these guys. On a more minor note, Barry's car was broken
> a week ago and they stole his stereo.