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Man Broke Into K-Town Home, Wanted Victim To Drive Him To ATM, Police Say

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Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to rob and kidnap a man from his apartment in Koreatown. Police say the suspect used a ladder to get up to the balcony of the victim's apartment in the 400 block of South Westmoreland Avenue after midnight on July 22, KTLA reports. The man allegedly opened an unlocked sliding door, and then walked into the victim's bedroom, pulled out a knife and asked for money.

The victim told the man that he had no cash on him, so the man demanded he drive them both to an ATM. The man led the victim at knifepoint to the man's car, located in an underground parking garage. When the man lowered the knife, the victim tackled him and the two fought. The man swung his knife at the victim, who screamed for help, and the attacker fled. Surveillance footage shows the man hanging around the apartment, and also captured the brief fight.

The alleged kidnapper has been described as a Hispanic man between 18 and 25 with black hair. He was wearing black pants, a dark-colored T-shirt and carrying a black backpack at the time of the alleged attack.

Anyone with information should contact Olympic Area Robbert Detectives at 213-382-9391.

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