This is an email I just got from a member of the Board of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council:
A local Silver Lake woman and business owner was mugged last night for $2.00 on Berkeley St. just feet from Silver Lake Blvd.
Her attacker grabbed her from behind by the throat as
she was going to the mailbox. He made her dump out her purse.
Since he didn’t take her credit cards or cell phone, the police believe he is a drug addict but said that there have been other incidents like this in our neighborhood lately. This woman wasn’t able to see her attacker, but said she thought he appeared to be white. He seemed very deranged to her as well. Thankfully, other than a few minor bruises she is OK.
I’m sending out a warning and asking you to be careful, look behind you, check out your surroundings – even in your own neighborhood. Please spread the news so other neighbors can be on the lookout. Remember, if you see anyone behaving suspiciously, call the police.