This is the moment a pair of brazen robbers cornered a mother with her baby on the driveway of her LA mansion as she waited for its electronic gates to close.
The Los Angeles Police Department, which shared the footage on Twitter Tuesday, is asking for help finding the suspects who robbed the mother in broad daylight on Sunday. The unidentified woman is seen in the video, shared on Twitter Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department, walking into her driveway with her infant in a stroller.
The two robbers walk past the home, then turn around and walk inside before the electronic gates could close. They then back the woman against the wall of her property, take a diaper bag off her back and grab a cooler from inside her stroller before fleeing in a car parked outside.
‘Fearing for her and her child’s safety, the victim complied’ with the thieves demands that she hand over her belongings, the LAPD wrote in its Twitter post. The horrific incident appears to have been a crime of opportunity, with the robbers strolling past the open gate, then apparently making a decision to go inside on spotting the vulnerable woman by herself.
A pair of brazen thieves cornered a mother with her baby in the driveway of her Los Angeles mansion as she waited for its electronic gates to close
They demanded she hand over her belongings before stealing a diaper bag and a bottle cooler, then fleeing in a silver sedan
The robbery happened on Sunday around 5.10pm in the city’s wealthy Hancock Park neighborhood. Police described the suspects as being black men in their 20s who took off in a silver sedan with tinted windows.
The average cost of a house in Hancock Park is currently $1.9 million, according to Redfin, and prices listed on Zillow range from $499,000 and $25 million.
The brazen mugging comes amid a surge in robberies, home invasions and ‘smash-and-grab’ shoplifting incidents throughout Los Angeles and California. Los Angeles alone has seen a 3.6% increase in robberies this year as compared to last year.
There were 7,386 robberies in Los Angeles this year through November 20, the LAPD’s most recent data, as compared to 7,386 last year.
Just Tuesday, legendary music executive Clarence Avant’s wife of 54 years, Jacqueline Avant, was killed by gunshot in what police fear may have been a home invasion at their $7 million mansion in Beverly Hills.
Shocking photos obtained by DailyMail.com show the musician’s decimated sliding glass doors, though police pointedly declined to confirm that robbery was the suspected motive, saying all possibilities are under consideration.
The robbery happened in the city’s wealthy Hancock Park neighborhood, where the price of a home averages at $1.9 million
There were 7,386 robberies in Los Angeles this year through November 20, the LAPD’s most recent data, a 3.6% increase from the 7,386 reported the same time last year
Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that at least one burglar made it into the $7 million mansion before Jacqueline was killed, although it is unclear if that person was apprehended, and no description for a possible suspect has been issued.
Tributes have since been pouring out for the noted philanthropist, including from Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson, and Tyler Perry is vowing to devote 'every available resource' to tracking down those responsible.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, the victim's family said: 'The entire Avant and Sarandos families wish to thank everyone for their outpouring of love, support and heartfelt condolences for Jacqueline Avant.'
The break-in came after a weekend that saw three people gunned down, including retired police officer and father of two Kevin Nishita, who was working as a security guard protecting a television crew reporting