Teenage girl attacked, robbed at Pasadena park

PASADENA >> A man attacked a teenage girl and robbed her at knifepoint at Memorial Park in Pasadena late Wednesday, authorities said.
A 17-year-old Los Angeles girl was walking through the park, 85 E. Holly Street, about 6:05 p.m. when the robber grabbed her and pulled her into the men’s restroom, Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.
“The suspect threatened the victim at knifepoint,” he said.
He obtained the young woman’s wallet, cash, gold chain and cell phone, the lieutenant said.
After obtaining the items, the robber punched the victim in the stomach and fled north through the park toward Walnut Street, he said.
Luna said the victim declined to be taken to a hospital.
The robber was described as a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, of thin build, wearing all dark-colored clothing.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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