Early on Friday morning, a suspect robbed and stabbed a female driver who was waiting for a tow truck on the right shoulder of the 71 Freeway in her broken-down car.
Around 1:46 a.m. on November 11, Pomona Police officers and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to a stabbing victim and discovered a female with several knife wounds to both hands on the southbound 71 Freeway at West Mission Boulevard.
Firefighters and paramedics attended to the female victim at the spot; she was not sent to a hospital. A dark male in all-black clothing opened the victim’s door as she was pulled over to the right shoulder with a flat tire, stole her pocketbook, and repeatedly stabbed her hands.
Just west of the 71 Freeway near Pomona, the suspect escaped westward into a residential area. Officers from the California Highway Duty from Baldwin Park arrived on the scene to handle the report of the incident that happened on the 71 Freeway in their area of patrol.
A block or so from the suspect’s last known location on the 1700 block of West 9th Street, CHP was able to find the victim’s backpack and a beanie. The area was searched for the suspect by CHP and Pomona PD. There are presently no additional details available.