Monterey Park Police are still looking for an armed robber who on September 4, at approximately 7:15 p.m. approached an elderly victim from behind, brandished a firearm and forcefully took the victim’s purse from her and fled on foot and then drove away.
The armed robbery occurred in the 200 block of N. Chandler Ave., This incident was partially captured on security cameras in the area.
The victim described the attacker as a male Hispanic, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, medium complexion, wearing a blue baseball style hat, a blue button down work type shirt with lettering on the left breast pocket and a white patch on the sleeve, blue denim jeans, and black tennis shoes with a white sole.
The getaway vehicle is described as a newer model burgundy Chrysler and driven by the suspect. The Monterey Park Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and vehicle depicted in the video/photographs.
The victim is an elderly female who resides at a senior living facility. The victim sustained minor bruising during the robbery, but was otherwise unharmed. It appears the victim was targeted due to her age and place of residence.
Any person recognizing the suspects or having information regarding this case are urge to contact the Monterey Park Police Department Detective Bureau at 626-307-1252, the on duty watch commander at 626-307-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).