Two Glendale men arrested Saturday after they allegedly punched and robbed a 60-year-old woman may be linked to four other robberies in Glendale and Burbank, police said.
Rafik Manouk, a 58-year-old handyman, and Gevork Sarkisyan, a 38 year-old tailor, were arrested on suspicion of robbing the woman and were booked into the Glendale city jail, where they were being held in lieu of $200,000 bail each, according to Glendale Police Department reports.
Detectives believe they are responsible for three other similar street robberies in Glendale, police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
The last street robbery occurred Oct. 4 in Glendale, and a similar theft was reported Sept. 30 in Burbank, according to police reports. In all robberies, the suspects were seen in a white Ford van.