4-year-old robbed of gold chain

LYNWOOD - Law enforcement officials released a composite sketch this week of a man suspected of robbing a 4-year-old boy of his gold chain.The boy and his sister were reportedly in the front of a laundry facility in Lynwood on Aug. 20 when the suspect walked up to the boy, grabbed the chain and pushed him to the ground, causing the chain to break. The boy sustained a scratch on the bottom of his chin as a result of the attack. The boy's mother, who was inside the laundry facility when the attack occurred, said the chain was a gift he received at his baptism. The suspect was described as black, 25-30 years old, about 6 feet tall, 160-180 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a thin mustache. He was wearing black pants, a black short-sleeved shirt and black hat. He was last seen running south on the 11400 block of Atlantic Avenue. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (323) 568-4800.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20