NORWALK — An man armed with a handgun robbed a woman of her engagement ring and earrings Tuesday, officials said.
The robbery took place about 11:50 a.m. to the rear of a 99 Cents Only Store on Pioneer Boulevard near Rosecrans Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Mendoza said.
The woman was approached by the robber who displayed small black handgun tucked into his waistband and demanded the woman’s white gold and diamond engagement ring and earrings, the sergeant said. The woman complied and the robber ran off.
Officials described the robber as a Latino man of about 20 to 25 years old, of skinny build, with a shaved head, a goatee and a black hooded sweat shirt. He had an “LA” tattoo on the right side of his neck and lips tattooed on the other side.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Norwalk Station.