Aliyah Von Lewis, 18, of Long Beach and an unnamed 17-year old were arrested Thursday in connection with the attack and robbery of a young woman on a Metro Blue Line train two days earlier. The incident was captured by the train's onboard surveillance system, and by a witness, whose video has been making the rounds on social media. WARNING: THIS VIDEO DEPICTS ACTS OF VIOLENCE, WHICH SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTURBING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.Read more: http://lbpo.st/1UvkOKS
Posted by Long Beach Post on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
This is why every single woman should know how to properly defend themselves.
A Long Beach woman was arrested Thursday in connection to an attack and robbery on a Metro Blue Line train in the Rancho Dominguez area, according to authorities.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transit Bureau officials said that on Tuesday, December 8, between 3:30 and 3:45PM, Aliyah Von Lewis, 18, allegedly approached a female victim and almost immediately began to punch her in the face and body while pulling her purse and backpack from her.
The assault was recorded on the train’s on-board video system and on the cellphone of a witness who posted the video to social media sites, Sheriff’s Transit Bureau official Ramon Montenegro said.
A Facebook community page about Von Lewis and the incident has also been created.
“In the videos, a second suspect, a 17-year-old female, can also be seen attacking the victim by repeatedly punching and kicking her,” Montenegro added. “The victim offered no resistance and appears to be trying to get away from the attackers.”
Von Lewis and the 17-year-old girl were arrested on Thursday and booked on suspicion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon likely to produce great bodily injury, following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Transit Crime Impact Team that included combing social media.
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