A female mall patron was loading shopping bags into her vehicle trunk last night when she was approached from behind by a male suspect. The male forcibly grabbed a computer bag from the victim's shoulder, pulling the bag and contents from the victim. The victim yelled for help as the suspect ran off to an awaiting vehicle. A witness was able to describe the suspect vehicle as a tan, mid-late 90's, possible Acura Integra, with rear tinted windows, and a partial license plate of "6NLG..." CA, or similar. The suspect was only described as a male Hispanic, 20-25 years old, wearing a dark hoodie.
The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. in a southern parking lot of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue.
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