Aussie TV presenter robbed at gunpoint in LA

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

An Australian TV presenter has revealed she was the victim of a horrifying robbery at gunpoint.

Candice Dixon told Be she was attacked in broad daylight in LA, saying she was in complete ‘shock’ from the whole ordeal.

“A man walked up to me on a pathway and said, ‘give me everything you’ve got,'” the former Saturday Disney host said. “There was another person driving a getaway car that was parked up further along the road.”

Aussie TV presenter Candice Dixon has told Be about being robbed at Gunpoint in LA earlier this week. Source: Instagram/CandiceDixon

As the assailant snatched her bag, Candice admits she couldn’t quite believe what was happening.

“I didn’t understand what he had asked me to do, so I said ‘sorry, pardon,” she said. “Then he held up his gun and pointed it towards me.”

The former Saturday Disney star has been in the US since March, but was on the last day of her trip when the awful incident happened. Seen here walking through LA on a different day. Source: Instagram/CandiceDixon

“I quickly realised what was happening and handed over my bag, inside was my iPhone, laptop, wallet etc,” she added.

Earlier she described the incident on her Instagram, telling Be the reason she shared her story was because it was “rare it is for something like this to happen in the daylight, especially in such a ‘safe’ residential area”.    


“I love LA but experienced the darker side on my last day,” Candice wrote. “I was robbed at gunpoint in daylight and the man took my bag which had my laptop, phone, wallet etc.”

Thankfully the red carpet presenter — who has interviewed major celebs like Margot Robbie  — told her 12K followers she was doing well after the traumatic and frightening experience.

“I’m ok. I was walking from the Grove & it happened just near Melrose. The world needs light so start spreading it fast,” she said. 


Her story has sparked concern from loyal fans, many calling the incident ‘awful’.

Omg how awful, glad you are all ok,” one wrote, while another hoped she wasn’t too ‘shaken’ from the ordeal. 

Others praised her positive outlook and said they couldn’t wait to see her return home after such a long time in the US.

“You have such a beautiful spirit, can’t wait to see you back here in beautiful Aus,” a fan said. 

Candice is good friends and works closely with former Australian Idol host Jason Dundas. Source: Instagram/CandiceDixon

Candice hosted Saturday Disney for five years, leaving in 2016 when the show was cancelled.

She now collaborates with former Australian Idol host Jason Dundas to host TV shows through his media company.


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