City of Sacramento Police Department

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

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20101123-194
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Police Warn of Sexual Predator

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating four incidents where a suspect robbed and then demanded the female victims expose themselves. 

The four incidents occurred on Monday, November 22, 2010, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:40 p.m., in the area near Fruitridge and Power Inn Road.  At this time it is believed that the suspect is the same person in all four incidents.  The suspect is described as a male Black adult in his 20's, 5'6"-6'0" tall, thin, wearing a ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt or jacket, dark colored jeans, and armed with a gun.

 The following are summaries of the four incidents:

Quonset Drive/ 25th Avenue- At approximately 6:30 p.m., the female victim was getting out of her vehicle when the suspect approached armed with a gun.  The suspect attempted to rob the victim at which time she activated her car alarm causing the suspect to flee.

Quonset Drive/ 25th Avenue- At approximately 6:31 p.m., the female victim was walking when she was approached by the suspect armed with a gun.  The suspect attempted to commit a robbery but the victim did not have any property.  The suspect then demanded the victim expose herself.  The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot.

Fruitridge Road/ Wilkinson Street- At approximately 7:00 p.m., the female victim was getting out of her vehicle when she was approached by the suspect armed with a gun.  The suspect took the victim's property and then demanded that she expose herself.  The victim complied and then began to scream, as a car approached, causing the suspect to flee.

Fruitridge Road/ Wilkinson Street- At approximately 7:39 p.m., the female victim was walking in an apartment complex parking lot when she was approached by the suspect armed with a gun.  The suspect demanded the victim expose herself.  Prior to the victim complying with his demands, the suspect fled possibly due to a nearby resident coming outside. 

Police are also investigating whether a prior incident that occurred on November 13, 2010 at 9:30 p.m., in the area of 76th Street/ 25th Avenue is related to the above incidents.  This incident involved a female victim who was walking when she was approached by a suspect (male Black, 20's, 5'6, 120 lbs, dark clothing, on a bicycle) who indicated he was armed with a gun.  The suspect demanded the victim expose herself and then sexually assaulted her before fleeing.

The Sacramento Police Department has dedicated numerous resources to investigate these incidents.  The following are some tips to help prevent being victimized:

  • Be vigilant and call in any suspicious activity or subject (s)
  • Always be aware of your surroundings before parking or getting out of your car. Best to drive away    and call the police if there is anyone suspicious in area.
  • Try to walk in well lit and well traveled areas.
  • If possible, do not walk alone.
  • If you are victimized, call the police immediately.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to these crimes 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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