SOUTH PASADENA — Two men threatened and robbed a 60-year-old woman of her purse and jewelry at knifepoint Thursday, police said.
The victim was walking with another woman, 78, near Magnolia Street and Forest Avenue about 2:30 p.m. when they were approached by the robbers, South Pasadena police Sgt. Craig Cooper said.
One of the men brandished a knife and demanded property from the 60-year-old woman, saying, “Give me your purse and chains or I’m going to stab you,” the sergeant said.
The woman handed over her purse and necklaces and the men fled the area on foot, he said.
Police described both robbers as Latino men in their early 20s. One was about 5 feet 5 inches tall and heavy set, while the other was about 5 feet tall, thin and brandished a folding knife.