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Knife-wielding man robs woman parked outside liquor store

January 23, 2012

Police are asking the public’s help in tracking down a knife-wielding man who robbed a woman Sunday night while parked outside a liquor store, officials said.

The robbery occurred about 8:43 p.m. in the Verdugo Liquor parking lot at Honolulu Avenue and Verdugo Boulevard.

The 30-year-old Montrose woman was sitting inside her car waiting for husband, who had run inside the liquor store to make a purchase, when a man wearing black clothing approached her, according to Glendale police reports.

He allegedly brandished a knife and demanded she hand over her purse and jewelry.

The woman complied and no injuries were reported.

The man fled north on foot before police arrived at the scene.

The man in the Sunday incident was described as Latino, 20 to 25 years old and about 5 foot 7 inches tall. He wore a black cap and black jacket.

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Anyone with details about the robbery was urged to call the Glendale Police Robbery Unit at (818) 548-3987. To remain anonymous, call the Glendale Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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