A man walking around the Silver Lake reservoirs last night said he was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground by three men who demanded his phone. The Silver Lake man refused, and the thieves made off with his headphones instead. Now, the man, who was robbed at West Silver Lake Drive and Hawick Street at about 8 p.m., wants to alert others who take evening walks around the reservoir:
Warn people to be careful at the reservoir in Silver Lake. Tonight at around 8pm, I was walking with my headphones on when I was grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground by three young guys. They started yelling at me to give up my cell phone but I held onto it. They ended up grabbing my headphones and ran. I was fortunate because I was only left with some bloody scrapes on my knees and a cut on my neck – most likely from when they grabbed my headphones.
A person who witnessed the incident drove after the guys but they quickly got into a silver/gray car, possibly a Honda, and drove away. Another two women who witnessed it stayed behind. They said the men were either in their teens or early 20’s and Latino. They wore dark clothes and hoodies. This has been reported to the police.