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LA mom with baby robbed by thugs in her own driveway; steal diaper bag

A mother, who had her baby with her, was robbed by a pair of bold burglars in the driveway of her Los Angeles home as she waited for the gates to shut
Two thieves approach the mother and her baby, moments before robbing her (picture credit: Twitter)
Two thieves approach the mother and her baby, moments before robbing her (picture credit: Twitter)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A mother with her infant was waiting for the automated gates to close on the driveway of her LA house when she was accosted by a pair of bold burglars. The Los Angeles Police Department is appealing for assistance in locating the culprits who robbed the mother in broad daylight on November 28, according to the clip released on Twitter on Tuesday, November 30.

The unidentified mother can be seen walking into her driveway with her infant in a stroller in the footage, which was published on Twitter by the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday. Before the automated gates could close, the two criminals go past the house, turn around, and walk inside. They then push the woman against the property's wall, seize a diaper bag from her back, and a cooler from her pram before fleeing in a parked car. The woman cooperated with the thieves' requests to hand over her stuff out of fear for her and her child's safety, according to the LAPD's Twitter post.


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The heinous crime appeared to have been a crime of chance, with the burglars wandering past the open gate before deciding to go inside after observing the vulnerable woman alone.The robbery occurred around 5.10 pm on Sunday in the city's affluent Hancock Park neighbourhood. The suspects were identified as Black men in their 20s who fled in a silver vehicle with tinted windows, according to police.

The thieves demanded the woman give all her belongings to them (Photo credit: Twitter)

According to Redfin, the average cost of a home in Hancock Park is $1.9 million, with prices on Zillow ranging from $499,000 to $25 million. The troubling burglary came amidst a sharp uptick in robberies, home invasions, and'smash-and-grab' theft events across Los Angeles and California. Robberies have increased by 3.6 percent in Los Angeles this year, compared to the previous year. According to LAPD's most recent figures, robberies have increased by 3.6% in Los Angeles this year compared to last year's statistics.


Among the home invasion incidents that have recently captured headlines is also the case of musician Clarence Avant's 54-year-old wife, Jacqueline Avant, being shot dead on Tuesday, November 30, in what police believe was a home invasion at their $7 million house at Beverly Hills. The musician's sliding glass doors were shattered in shocking photographs obtained by Police declined to confirm that robbery was the suspected motive, and said that all options were being considered. According to the LA Times, at least one burglar broke into the $7 million estate before Jacqueline was murdered. However, it is unknown if that individual was captured, and no description of a probable suspect has been released.