Gardena, CA – A man attacked by two suspects is recovering tonight after UPS employees and bank employees saved his life.
The incident occurred on September 7 about 2 PM, according to Fox11. The victim, who was not identified, was walking to a UPS store in the parking lot after leaving a bank.
From Blue Lives Matter
Police said that he wasn’t paying attention to his surroundings, and didn’t notice the two suspects walking up behind him. The suspects, armed with a crowbar, attacked the victim, knocked him down, and tried to rob him.
UPS employees came out of their store, and bank employees came out of the bank, and rushed to help the victim. The two suspects fled, and got into a white sedan waiting nearby.
The victim was not seriously injured. The hero employees’ names were not released.
Gardena Police Department released the following statement on the incident:
An important reminder to always pay attention to your surroundings.
On September 7th 2017 at about 2pm, our victim left a bank in Gardena and went to a nearby UPS store located in the 17100 blk of Western. As he walked through the parking lot, two male suspects attacked him from behind. One suspect was armed with a yellow crowbar.
The suspects knocked him to the ground, struck him with the crowbar and tried to take his property from him. Thankfully due to the heroic intervention of UPS employees and customers this caused the suspects to flee. They then fled in a white sedan south on Western Ave. Thankfully, the victim was not seriously injured.
Shout out to UPS for hiring heroes!
If anyone recognizes these suspects or have any information regarding this violent crime, please notify the Gardena Police Department at 310-217-9625