Los Angeles (Fox11) - (CNS/Fox11) A 40-year-old woman had her neck slashed during a
robbery today at a laundromat in the Pico-Union neighborhood.
The robbery occurred around 6:15 p.m. in the area of Vermont Avenue
and Venice Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The woman was inside a laundromat when she was approached from behind
by her attacker, who grabbed her purse while he simultaneously slashed her neck
with a sharp object, police said.
The victim fell to the ground and suspect fled, running eastbound on
Venice Boulevard. The victim sustained a laceration to her neck, which required
surgery, police said.
The suspect was described as Hispanic, between 25 and 35 years old,
around 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 170 to 180 pounds, with a thick dark goatee. He was seen wearing a gray baseball cap, all-black clothing, black shoes with white soles, and was carrying a skateboard, police said. Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to contact Detective Daniel Chi of the LAPD's Olympic Division at (213) 382-9446.