A student was robbed at gunpoint in the early hours of Friday morning on the 1200 block of West Adams Boulevard, approximately a mile off-campus near the north end of Ellendale Place and Ralph’s grocery store.
The victim arrived home alone just after 2 a.m. when a man and a woman approached her as she was walking up to the front gate of her house. A USC Uber had dropped the student off just a few houses down on Magnolia and Adams Boulevard.
The pair, who were crouching behind a car near the house as the student arrived, drew a gun and demanded any cash on her person.
“It looked like they were just waiting for someone to come down the street,” the victim said, who asked to remain anonymous because the robbery was at her personal residence.
When she told them she didn’t have any cash, they then made her walk with them to three different ATM machines at gas stations along Vermont Avenue. They went up to Washington Boulevard and Vermont, just under a mile from the initial robbery point. The couple eventually escaped with $400 in cash from the student’s account.
The Los Angeles Police Department and the Department of Public Safety are currently investigating the incident, and no one has been detained in relation to the crime, according to DPS. They are in the process of reviewing nearby security footage.
The victim described the pair as being in a relationship and wearing all black. Both were in their early 20’s. The 1st suspect was described as a 5’10,” thin black male with braces. The 2nd suspect was 5’3”, black female of average weight with her hair in a bun.
DPS said the robbery is not believed to be related to a string of robberies that occurred last weekend on both the 3000th block of Figueroa Street and 28th Street. In those incidents, a group of four men physically assaulted and robbed two students, attempted to rob a third and physical assaulted a fourth.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article contained the victim’s name. After publication, she decided she no longer wanted her name in the piece because of privacy reasons.