A driver in Jefferson Park was left stranded on the side of the I-10 Freeway after a group of armed robbers intentionally crashed into his car Tuesday afternoon.
The brazen robbery happened just after 1:25 p.m. on the eastbound I-10 Freeway west of Arlington Avenue when the suspects crashed their black Dodge Caravan into a black Alfa Romeo and Ford Mustang, according to the California Highway Patrol.
After ramming the victim's Alfa Romeo and disabling it, four men wearing ski masks jumped out of the van and robbed the other driver as he tried to ascertain what just happened. They pilfered his luxury sedan and quickly jumped into a white Chevrolet Malibu that was parked next to them.
Initially, officers believed the robbers were armed with a gun. However, their investigation determined that they were only armed with a hammer and crowbar.
They were last seen driving their getaway vehicle east on the I-10.
A witness said he felt like he was on a movie set as the chaos unfolded in front of him.
"It was all real. It was real life. This is just how it goes down in Los Angeles you never know," the witness said.
The department is still investigating the incident and urged anyone with information on the case to call (323) 644-9550.