A neighborhood was left shaken after a woman fell victim to a strong-arm robbery outside her own home yesterday. The brazen theft unfolded in the 5200 block of Indian Hills Drive at approximately 9:35 p.m., according to a statement released by the Simi Valley Police Department. The female victim, who was accosted while retrieving her mail, found herself face-to-face with a male assailant—a ski mask obscuring his intent.
The suspect, described as around 5'7" and weighing 160 pounds, forcibly pushed the woman to the ground in a display of crude power before snatching her purse and dashing to a blue getaway sedan, witnesses tell. As the vehicle rushed eastbound on Indian Hills Drive, it carried away not just a purse, but also the peace of mind that comes with a sense of security in one's own driveway.
The purse, the police indicated, contained jewelry estimated to be valued at a heart-sinking $3,000, a grand in various foreign currencies, and the lifeline we all clutch to—her cell phone.