An Arleta man and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing a woman who was beaten with a stick and kicked during a robbery late Monday, police said.
Daniel Rattler, 30, and Kathy Clinard, 25, both of Arleta, were held without bail at the Van Nuys jail after detectives arrested the pair Thursday afternoon near Hawthorne, Los Angeles police Detective Mel Arnold said.
Police declined to say what led detectives to the suspects, who were arrested at a state Department of Social Services office, where they had gone to apply for welfare, Arnold said.
The victim, Dolores Jakus, 37, of Arleta, was found early Tuesday in front of a supermarket in the 8700 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Sepulveda, Arnold said. She was taken to Panorama Community Hospital in critical condition and died of her injuries at 3 a.m. Thursday, Arnold said.