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Published on May 28, 2024
Bus Operator Robbed on Los Angeles MTA Vehicle, LAPD Seeks Public's Help to Identify SuspectSource: X/LAPD PIO

Chaos erupted on a city bus in Los Angeles yesterday morning when a female MTA bus operator became the victim of a brazen robbery. The Los Angeles Police Department reported that around 9:50 a.m., a heated altercation took place on a bus near Temple Street and Spring Street, leading to the theft and destruction of the operator's prescription glasses.

The situation escalated, when the suspect, identified as a 30-year-old white female with brown hair and eyes, forcibly took the glasses off the operator's face and left the bus. Desperate to reclaim her property, the bus operator confronted the assailant, and in the ensuing scuffle, the glasses were recovered but damaged, the LAPD stated.

Authorities indicated that the bus operator sustained minor facial injuries during the confrontation. In an appeal to the public, the LAPD has released a description of the suspect, who stands about 5 feet, 8 inches tall weighs approximately 180 pounds, and is actively seeking assistance in identifying her.

Detectives from the LAPD's Central Area are urging anyone with information to step forward, as they work to bring the assailant to justice. The Los Angeles Police Department has requested that community members with any relevant details contact them, promising confidentiality to those who come forward. The MTA has yet to comment on the incident or the safety measures in place to protect its employees against such assaults.