Metro bus rider attacked by man with pliers during robbery

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A Metro bus rider was attacked by a man with pliers during a robbery in Encino Tuesday.

Officers responded to reports of an altercation on Metro bus line 240 near Ventura and Balboa Boulevards at around 2 p.m.

The suspect reportedly robbed another passenger of their cell phone and struck them in the chest with a pair of pliers, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The suspect then exited the bus and was walking away when officers arrived on the scene and arrested him.

Video of the scene showed multiple patrol units surrounding the area and interviewing bus passengers.

The victim was not seriously injured and did not require transportation to the hospital, police said. The suspect was arrested on charges of assault and battery.

The man’s identity was not released as the incident remains under investigation.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.