L.A. City College student stabbed, robbed of laptop
Two attackers confronted a Los Angeles City College student Monday night, stabbing the victim and fleeing with his backpack containing a laptop computer.
The 21-year-old student was taken to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where he received stitches on two wounds to his left hand, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
The student was attacked by two men about 7:25 p.m. as he was walking to class. "One of them lunged toward the victim with a knife, and the victim blocked the knife with his left hand and was cut," Sgt. Harry Van said.
He said the two assailants escaped on foot with the backpack, which had the computer inside.
In the last week, at least seven violent crimes and 26 property crimes have been reported in the area around the East Hollywood campus, according to The Times' Mapping L.A. crime database.
Anyone with information is asked to call Van at (323) 371-0689.
-- Robert J. Lopez