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Actress Michelle Phillips Robbed at Gunpoint in Parking Lot

September 20, 1993 GMT

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Actress Michelle Phillips was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a parked car with a friend, authorities said today.

Miss Phillips, 49, gave up her purse to the bandits, and neither she nor her friend were hurt during the Sunday night robbery, sheriff’s Deputy Gabe Ramirez said.

The actress, who starred in television’s ″Knots Landing,″ was also a member of the popular 1960s singing group the Mamas and the Papas, known for hits such as ″California Dreamin‴ and ″Monday, Monday.″ Her daughter, Chynna, is in the pop group Wilson Phillips.


Two gunmen approached the actress and Aloma Ichinose, 50, as they sat in a car in the parking lot of a restaurant about 10:45 p.m. The two had intended to eat there, but it was closed, Ramirez said.

One of the men placed the barrel of a handgun against Ms. Ichinose’s head and demanded money, Ramirez said. Miss Phillips surrendered her purse and the men ran away, he said.

Miss Phillips lost an unidentified amount of cash, credit cards and identification, Ramirez said.