Robber wrests away backpack from Mt. SAC student

WALNUT — A Mt. San Antonio College student waiting for a bus Thursday night lost her backpack to a robber.
Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Blasnek said a wallet, a small amount of cash and a textbook were in the backpack.
The 21-year-old Rowland Heights woman sustained minor injuries during the struggle over the bag but she declined medical treatment, according to Blasnek.
The robbery was reported at 10:20 p.m. on Temple Avenue and Mt. SAC Way.
The student was sitting on the bus bench when a car stopped near her.
Blasnek said there were two men in the car. One got out and tried to take the student’s backpack. A struggle ensued and the suspect was able to wrest away the backpack.
The man and his accomplice drove off and were last seen heading east on Temple Avenue toward the 57 freeway.
Blasnek said a man who saw the incident tried to follow the suspects’ car but lost sight of it.
The car was described as a dark gray Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. There were no descriptions for the suspects.
– Ruby Gonzales
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