MAR VISTA (CBSLA.com) — A man detained for questioning on suspicion of stabbing a woman in a home invasion robbery could be responsible for multiple robberies in the area, according to police.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division announced it had detained a suspect Monday afternoon in connection with the robbery that left the victim hospitalized with a stab wound to the stomach.
The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night in the 12000 block of National Boulevard near Inglewood Boulevard.
Surveillance video from earlier in the evening shows the victim, a woman in her 50s, stopping at a Circle K gas station on the corner of National Blvd. and Bundy Dr., according to police.
“While the victim is inside the store, the suspect looks inside her car,” Circle K employee Adam Roisman told CBS2’s Dave Lopez. “He follows the victim home.”
Police said the suspect followed the victim to her Mar Vista home where he allegedly stabbed her and stole her laptop computer.
The man detained for questioning, whose name has not been released, may be responsible for other robberies in the area, according to police. He was reportedly seen driving a white truck that matched the description of a vehicle linked to another robbery in the area Sunday afternoon.