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Bicyclist Punched, Robbed Near Arcadia, Monrovia Border

Police are continuing to investigate the crime.

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after allegedly being attacked and robbed of his ride, police said.

The robbery occurred sometime around 8:45 p.m. in the 300 block of South 5th Street, right on the border of Arcadia and Monrovia. The victim was approached by two men, one of whom punched the victim and stole his ride, said Sergeant Stephen Fallavollita of . No weapons were used in the attack.

The extent of injuries was not immediately known.

The suspects reportedly fled along the railroad tracks eastbound into Monrovia. Officers searched the area, but could not find the bicycle, or the suspects.

The bike was described as a white mountain bike with a white headlight.

The suspects were described as two Hispanic men in their 20s, they both wore light-colored shirts and dark pants.

R. Ray Morford August 07, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Citizens must become watch dogs for the Police. It's known as "Observe and Report." The Police can not be every place. We all hold some responsibility to keep our neighborhoods and communities safe.
IDA-RED August 07, 2012 at 07:06 AM
My God! I try not to jump to conclusions when I see somebody who seems suspicious to me but I am reading more and more about these attacks in Monrovia, especially. I guess I'm not going to worry about "profiling" anymore. I'm sick of this crap. Like Mr. Morford says, Observe and Report. Call 357-2355 to contact the Monrovia PD. This is a designated number for incoming calls from mobile phone users. You may not see a crime in progress but there's a good chance that they may stop and question somebody with warrants or even on parole. I hope the cyclist is okay and I sincerely hope those two THUG LOSERS know they WILL reap what they sow. It's only a matter of time before their time runs out and they find themselves locked up and the "girlfriend" of somebody bigger and badder then them.
paulette August 07, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I feel afraid and alone even walking my dog ...I do my part as a good and watchful person in the community...a reminder to all concerned ...this is considered a good neighborhood.
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