An Orthodox Jew walking to shul on Airdome, a block west of La Cienega, found two black teenagers in white t-shirts walking beside him. One pinned his arms and the other went through his pockets.
“Give us your money,” one said.
“I don’t have any money. It’s my Sabbath,” said the Jew.
The boys ran off. Their getaway car was parked on Holt.
They drove over to Pickford and La Cienega. When the Jew spotted them, they drove away fast.
This case is getting a lot of police and political attention.
Please forward this to your neighbors and anyone else you think would find this information useful. While this may not have happened in your neighborhood, it is much too close for comfort.
We just heard from our friend who was mugged on Friday night on
La Cienega and Pico. He lives in Crestview. Two other men were accosted, with their children present, as well in the past month.
The perpetrators in all three incidents were black gang members. Which gang, he could not identify.
In one incident, the man faced his assailant, in another he was grabbed by men in a car and frisked for money. In this person’s case, he was attacked and beaten in front of his son (we have subsequently verified that this man who davens at Chabad of Beverlywood was taken to Kaiser’s ER and needed 15 stitches). All three were religious Jews who carry no money on Shabbat.
PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS AND KEEP SAFE!