MISSION VALLEY —
Two thieves robbed a Fashion Valley 19-year-old girl, prompting authorities to ask the public for their assistance. mallTwo weeks ago.
The man and woman, who looked to be in their 20s or 30s, grabbed the victim from behind while she was walking through a Friars Road parking structure. mallAccording to San Diego police officials, it was shortly after 2 p.m. August 10.
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As the man pressed a sharp object — believed to have been a knife — to the victim’s back, his companion demanded her cellphone and other property, then tried to pull a lanyard from around her neck.
The victim slapped the other woman’s hand away, preventing her from stealing the strap, but the man was able to yank a pair of Apple AirPods from the victim’s ears. The robbers then released their victim and moved on to the west.
According to police, the victim sustained minor puncture wounds and bruising to her neck in the crime.
Investigators found that the thieves were on the victim’s trolley and followed her to the Fashion Valley Transit Center.
Anyone who may be able help detectives track down perpetrators was asked for assistance by calling San Diego County Crime Stoppers (888) 580-8477) or visiting the agency online www.sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a $1,000 reward.