LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to the violent robbery in Rowland Heights that involved a couple who was pistol-whipped and robbed of a $60,000 Rolex in broad daylight by two suspects.

“I am incredibly disheartened by the violent assault against an AAPI couple this past weekend at the 99 Ranch Market in Rowland Heights. The senseless victimization and the attacks against AAPIs continue and only increase divisiveness among our communities.

I will be directing the County’s Human Relations Commission’s LA vs. Hate and the Department of Public Health’s Office of Violence Prevention to provide tailored resources and support for those who have been impacted by this traumatic event. To assist in the investigation, I will be issuing a $15,000 reward to bring the perpetrators of this offense to justice.

Public safety is incredibly important to me and all of us. I will ensure the support from the County in the form of law enforcement and other restorative justice resources continue to be brought to this community. If you have any information about the incident at the 99 Ranch Market, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Walnut Station at (909) 595-2264. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. If you require any services and resources related to hate incidents, please contact 2-1-1.”