Video: Woman attacked, robbed while sitting on bench in Long Beach 

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A woman was assaulted and robbed while sitting on a bench in Long Beach on Thursday, and the violent mid-day attack was caught on video. 

According to the Long Beach Police Department, officers responded to the area of Studebaker Road and Keynote Street at 3:09 p.m. on calls of a robbery. 

“Preliminary information indicates a female victim was in the area when she was approached by two unknown male suspects in a vehicle,” an LBPD spokesperson confirmed to KTLA. “Upon exiting the vehicle, one of the suspects engaged the victim in a physical altercation, which resulted in the suspect robbing the victim.” 

The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived. The woman had a “miscellaneous personal item” stolen from her, police stated. 

Video surveillance footage obtained by KTLA shows a suspect exiting a black sedan behind the girl while she is sitting on the bench.

A woman was assaulted and robbed while sitting on a bench in Long Beach on Thursday, May 30, 2024.A woman was assaulted and robbed while sitting on a bench in Long Beach on Thursday, May 30, 2024.A woman was assaulted and robbed while sitting on a bench in Long Beach on Thursday, May 30, 2024.A woman was assaulted and robbed while sitting on a bench in Long Beach on Thursday, May 30, 2024.A woman was assaulted and robbed while sitting on a bench in Long Beach on Thursday, May 30, 2024.A woman was assaulted and robbed while sitting on a bench in Long Beach on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

After sitting next to her for about a minute, the assailant begins throwing punches; another person who was also sitting on the bench was seen getting up and running away as the assault began. 

The suspect and female victim tussled and struggled over what was likely the “miscellaneous personal item” she had stolen from her. The attacker looked to have gotten what he wanted, however he abruptly turned back, shoved the victim again and picked something else up off the ground before running back to the black sedan from which he exited. 

No injuries were reported, police said. The age of the victim has not been released, and no identifying information on the suspects was immediately made available.

The investigation remains ongoing. 

Sofia Pop Perez contributed to this report.

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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.

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