City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20100527-100
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thief Cons Mentally Disabled Victim

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking the community's help in identifying a subject believed to have conned and robbed a mentally disabled female.

On April 4, 2010, at around 7:30 p.m., the victim was approached by a subject near Mack Road and Center Parkway.  The subject asked the victim to assist him by cashing a check. The subject walked with the victim to a nearby ATM and deposited the check into her account.  The check later ended up having insufficient funds.  The subject then withdrew cash from the victim's account, pushed the victim, and proceeded to take her purse and laptop computer.  The victim's ATM card was used shortly after the robbery at a convenience store.  Surveillance camera at the convenience store captured the subject entering and leaving after he withdrew more money using the victim's ATM card.  Detectives are releasing the photos from the surveillance footage in hopes that someone will recognize the subject and come forward with information needed to identify him.

The subject is described as a male Asian, 20's, 5'6-5'9", 180 lbs, black short hair, black mustache, wearing tan pants, tan jacket and a white shirt.  The suspect vehicle is a light colored, 1970's, Jeep Wagoneer, with wood paneling. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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