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Glendale woman fends off attempted knife robbery of her iPod

August 10, 2012

A 27-year-old Glendale woman successfully fought off an attempted robbery at knifepoint to save her iPod, according to police.

The woman wasn’t hurt during the attempted robbery, which occurred Wednesday at about 11:08 p.m. in the 1200 block of Justin Avenue, according to Glendale police reports.

She was walking on Justin when another woman threw her arm around her neck, police said.

The attacker warned the woman that if she screamed, she would cut her with a 4- to 5-inch knife, police said.

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She and the woman struggled over control of the iPod, but the victim regained control and ran away, police said.

The attacker was described as Latina or Filipina, in her mid-20s, about 5 feet 8, 170 to 180 pounds and had acne scars. She was wearing a ponytail, black hooded jacket, black pants and gray sneakers.

Anyone with details about the robbery was encouraged to call the Police Department’s robbery detectives at (818) 548-3987. To remain anonymous call Glendale Crime Stoppers at (818) 507-7867.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Follow Veronica on Google+ and Twitter @VeronicaRochaLA

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