Police Search for Westfield Santa Anita Mall Robbers

Arcadia Police are looking for several people who they say were involved in two similar armed robberies in August at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall at 400 S. Baldwin Avenue.


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Investigators say the most recent robbery happened Wednesday, August 19th at 9:24pm on the west side of Nordstroms.  Police say the robbery victim told them she was hit over the head with a black semi-automatic handgun and robbed of her purse and cell phone.  The suspect then ran toward a second suspect and a vehicle, which headed southbound through the parking lot and out of sight.

Police describe the suspect as a tall, skinny male, wearing a hoody.  The victim couldn’t describe the second suspect, but said the getaway vehicle was a silver or grey, small SUV.

A second similar robbery happened Tuesday, August 4th in the south parking lot of the mall at 10:11pm.  Police say a male victim was robbed at gunpoint as he approached his car. The suspect took off with the victim’s wallet and cell phone.  Police describe the primary suspect as an African American male in his 20’s, about 5’10”, with a thin build, with a bandana covering his face.  Investigators say he ran off with another unknown male, out of sight.  No suspect vehicle was seen in this robbery and the victim was not injured.

Authorities ask anyone with information about these incidents to contact Arcadia Police at (626) 574-5151.  If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.