Cops in California are searching for two suspects who stole a man’s $60,000 gold Rolex watch and pistol-whipped his female companion outside a grocery store, authorities said Monday.
Video obtained by KABC TV captured the victims kneeling behind their vehicle in a parking lot outside 99 Ranch Market in Rowland Heights near Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon — and the woman screaming — during the frightening assault.
The pair were set upon as they loaded groceries into their car, deputies told the outlet.
One of the suspects pistol-whipped the man, knocking him to the ground, while robbing him of his luxury watch. The second attacker also assaulted the woman with his weapon, deputies said.
The suspects, clad in black hoodies and gray sweatpants, then took off in a white Dodge Challenger with paper license plates. The armed robbers were described as between 25 and 30 years old, and both had semi-automatic guns, KABC reported.
Sheriff officials believe the pair of suspects may be linked to reports of similar recent incidents.
The victims were taken to a hospital for treatment, KTLA reported. The man’s gold watch is worth about $60,000, sheriff officials told the station.
No arrests had been made as of early Monday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman told The Post.