A Burbank man walking to his car Monday night around 11:15 pm was robbed of jewelry.
Police were called to the 2900 block of West Burbank Boulevard by the victim, a 38 year-old resident of Burbank, who was walking to his car when he was approached by the suspect on foot.
The suspect brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s belongings. The man, fearing for his safety, complied and handed over his watch, necklace and a bracelet. The suspect ran away and was last seen entering a light colored vehicle.
Police searched the area and brought in a helicopter but were unable to find the suspect.
The suspect is described as being male, white or Hispanic, 5’10” tall, thin, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
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The Burbank Police Department reminds the community to remain vigilant when walking to and from your vehicle. Have your car keys in your hand, ready to open the doors. Look around and make eye contact with people approaching you, keep areas around your home and business well lit and try to park your car in areas where other people are present. If you see suspicious people loitering or following you, don’t hesitate to call the Burbank Police at (818) 238-3000 or dial 911 in an emergency.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department Detective Bureau at (818) 238-3210.