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A bicyclist was stabbed to death in Winnetka early Saturday in a crime that appears to be related to a robbery that occurred 15 minutes earlier, police said.

Officers were dispatched at 12:30 a.m. to the area of Sherman Way and Lurline Avenue.

Three suspects approached the victim on his bicycle and threw him to the ground, where they began to fight, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

One of the suspects pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest. Paramedics rushed the man to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 a.m., Lopez said.

The suspects were last seen leaving the location in a dark, mid-sized SUV, said Lt. Steve Embrich of the LAPD’s Topanga station.

Lopez said the attack appears to be related to a nearby robbery that occurred about 15 minutes earlier in the 7600 block of Mason Avenue, but disclosed no further details.

—City News Service

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