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Pair allegedly robs woman at knifepoint after asking her for directions in Glendale

Pair allegedly robs woman at knifepoint after asking her for directions in Glendale
Rodolfo Sanchez, left, and Olga Serrano, were arrested on suspicion of robbery after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife into handing over her money. (Courtesy of the Glendale Police Department)

Authorities say a 55-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint in Glendale late last month after she was approached by a stranger asking her for directions.

The woman was walking to her car in the 900 block of Alma Street around 12:40 p.m. on Oct. 26 when another woman approached her asking for directions. As she stopped to help, the second woman waved over a man who was standing nearby to come over near the two.

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Sgt. Dan Suttles, a spokesman for the Glendale Police Department, said the man was waved over under the auspices of offering additional help. When he approached the pair, he pulled out a knife and threatened the first woman into handing over her money.

The man and other woman then fled in a white sedan.

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Officers were able to track down the vehicle’s registration information after getting a partial license plate number from surveillance camera footage that caught the fleeing car.

Based on the registration information, police tracked down and arrested 50-year-old Rodolfo Sanchez and 53-year-old Olga Serrano on suspicion of robbery.

Sanchez is a resident of Los Angeles, while Serrano is a Compton resident, according to Glendale police.

It’s unknown how the pair know each other, and the case remains under investigation.

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