Rowland Heights

Man, 80, Attacked and Robbed After Being Followed Home in Rowland Heights

The attackers took the victim's silver watch

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Two men attacked and robbed an 80-year-old man after following him home in Rowland Heights.

The victim was returning home from shopping at the 99 Ranch Market on Nogales Street around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when two men in a car with no front plate followed him several miles to his home on Ravenfall Avenue off Nearbank Drive, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Once there, the men beat and pepper sprayed the man, taking his silver watch.

The man, who wished to be identified only as Steve, said he had just gotten back from the market after going to buy some carrots for his dog. He had just parked his car in the garage and gotten out when the men came up from behind, pushing and pepper spraying him as they grabbed for the watch on his wrist.

"My watch is difficult to take off, so I say, 'All right, I'll do it for you.' They take my watch and they left," Steve said, adding that he had paid about $2,500 for the watch.

Steve said that after the men left, he went to his backyard to rinse out his eyes.

The suspect vehicle was described as a gray, four-door car. Sheriff’s deputies believe the attacker are part of a robbery crew targeting the Rowland Heights neighborhood.

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