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Koreatown Asian businesswoman robbed of $100,000 in Hancock Park by tailing man

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A black robber points a gun at an Asian woman and demands money in a Hancock Park parking garage on September 7. [KTLA Captured]

An Asian businesswoman was tailed by a black robber and subsequently robbed of $100,000 in a parking lot in Hancock Park. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reports that the incident took place at a condominium complex close to Wilshire Boulevard and South McCardon Place around 8:35 p.m. on September 7.

The woman had parked in a garage and was exiting her vehicle when a masked individual brandished a firearm and demanded money.

Surveillance footage made available shows the masked individual, described as a black male, seemingly tailing the woman’s car into the garage, lying in wait for her to disembark before making his move.

Upon leaving her car, the woman was taken aback as the robber approached her with the weapon, causing her to instinctively reach for her handbag. The robber quickly grabbed it and made his escape. Authorities mention that the robber made a getaway in a black sedan, driven by another person. The LAPD Public Information Office describes the perpetrator as a black male in his 30s, dressed in a black mask and wearing black clothing.

The woman reportedly had about $100,000 in her purse, a combination of cash and jewels.

The victim, a jewelry store owner in Koreatown, had unfortunately been subjected to a similar robbery just days ago. Investigator Romero Bernard clarified to the Korea Daily, “These are two separate incidents, and they are not crimes targeting Asians. The suspect remains at large, and the investigation continues.”

BY SUAH JANG    [jang.suah@koreadaily.com]