SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police are investigating after a 62-year-old man was attacked twice by the same suspect on Wednesday in South Los Angeles
Alfredo Rogel said he was walking through his building on 93rd Street and Figueroa when a man jumped between two parked cars and confronted him.
“He asked for money… [He said] ‘money money money, or I will beat you.’ Then he decided to punch me and I knew I couldn’t fight him,” Rogel said, adding that he got down to avoid a barrage of punches. hit with three punches to the face…”
Suspect stole Rogel’s wallet and keys. Later that day, Rogel returned to his apartment to find the suspect in his living room with a gun, threatening to kill him. Rogel was able to reach the door and scream for help, and the suspect fled with his phone and laptop.
Rogel said he realized the suspect had returned because he had his address on his ID card. The 62-year-old said he didn’t see the suspect’s face well, but he just hopes he gets caught before it happens to someone else.
“I couldn’t sleep that night, then after changing the locks,” he said.
Rogel has been out of a job as a parking lot attendant due to the pandemic, and he said the theft made it more difficult for him financially. He is fundraising online to get back on his feet.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the LAPD Southeast Station.