Gunman climbs into car, pistol-whips victim during robbery, Long Beach police say

A robber climbed into his victim’s car and pistol-whipped him late Thursday night in North Long Beach, according to authorities.

Police said the victim, a 37-year-old man, was parked in the 6900 block of Harbor Avenue, near Compton College, when a man approached the victim’s vehicle and demanded his wallet and cellphone.

When the victim refused, the suspect entered the backseat of the vehicle, pulled out a firearm and hit the victim with it, according to police. The suspect took the victim’s wallet and fled the scene on foot, LBPD spokesperson Allison Gallagher said.

The Long Beach Fire Department treated the victim for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene.

Police said there was no further information available on the suspect and no arrests have been made. The investigation is still ongoing, Gallagher said.

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