Culver City police sought public help Tuesday to find a man who punched and kicked a woman during an attempted street robbery that was interrupted by passersby.
The woman, whose name was withheld, was targeted about 4:30 p.m. Sunday near Green Valley Circle and Bristol Parkway. She told police she was walking on Green Valley Circle when she noticed the suspect walking directly toward her on the sidewalk.
“The victim tried to politely move to the side to allow him to pass; however, he mirrored her actions,” according to a Culver City Police Department statement. “As the suspect got closer to the victim, he yelled at her, demanding her cell phone.”
The man then knocked her to the ground “and began to violently punch and kick her in the head and body,” police said. “While the victim was being assaulted, several bystanders in the area began to yell and draw attention to the suspect’s actions. After noticing the attention, the suspect ran to and a entered a beige four-door sedan.”
The sedan, along with a black SUV, then left “in tandem” going westbound on Green valley Circle, police said. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics.
The suspect was described as Black, about 20 years old, 6 feet tall, with a thin build and his hair braided in corn rows, police said.
Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call police at 310-253-6316.