A man dressed in a security guard uniform robbed a woman of her purse after threatening a couple with a gun on Monday night in the parking area of the Howard Hughes Center in Westchester, according to police.

“The suspect ordered them both out of the car, demanded their valuables and told them to get on their knees,” LAPD officer Liliana Preciado said.

The woman gave the suspect her purse after he unsnapped his gun holster and motioned toward a handgun, Preciado said. He then fled the scene on foot.