COVINA — Police are seeking a gunman who robbed a young woman in front of her 7-year-old son inside a garage earlier this week.
The crime took place about 6:30 a.m. Thursday in a garage at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of West Badillo Street, Covina police Sgt. Matt Eddings said.
A 28-year-old woman had just gotten into her car with her young son when a man with a gun in his hand walked in the open garage door and approached her, the sergeant said.
The robber told the woman, “I don’t want to hurt you, all I want is your purse,” Eddings said. The woman complied, handing over her designer Michael Kors handbag.
“As the suspect was leaving, he said he was going to lock her in her garage and don’t move,” Eddings said. He then exited the garage and closed the door.
The terrified woman was still waiting inside the garage when Officers arrived, Eddings said. Neither she nor her son was injured.
Police described the robber as a black man in his late 20s, about 5-feet 10-inches tall and unshaven. He had a raspy voice and wore a hooded flannel shirt, dark pants and a dark beanie.
Anyone with information is asked to call Covina police at 626-384-5808.