Police Monday sought the public’s help to identify two suspects who robbed and assaulted teenagers in the Florence area of South Los Angeles.
The robberies were reported in two separate incidents by teenagers who were walking near John C. Fremont High School located at 7676 San Pedro St. shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
In the first robbery, the victims reported they were approached by a female suspect who punched them and robbed them each of their jewelry.
In the second instance, the single victim said they were approached by a male suspect driving a van who exited the vehicle and punched them, though it was not immediately clear if the suspect stole anything.
Police could not immediately confirm if the crimes were related.
The LAPD advised it will increase patrols in the area surrounding John C. Fremont High School, and asked for anyone with information on the robberies to contact police at 877-LAPD-247 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.