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. 20110131-020
Monday, January 31, 2011

Don't Leave the Light On For Him

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking the community's help to identify a man wanted for three hotel robberies and one attempted robbery.

On January 19, 2011, at 5:02 p.m., the suspect entered the hotel in the 1900 block of Canterbury Road and approached the front counter. He demanded money and when the clerk hesitated, he pulled a gun from his pocket. The clerk ran to the back office and the suspect left in an unknown direction. He did not get any money.

On January 21, 2011, at 2:15 a.m., the suspect entered the hotel in the 1700 block of Tribute Road and approached the front counter. The suspect demanded money and partially removed a gun from his pocket. The clerk gave him cash. The suspect fled on foot to the parking lot.

On January 23, 2011, at 1:57 p.m., the suspect entered the hotel in the 2900 block of Advantage Way and approached the front counter. The suspect displayed a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied and the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

On January 24, 2011, at 9:01 p.m., the suspect entered the hotel in the 200 block of Jibboom Street and approached the front counter, displayed a gun in his waistband, and demanded money.  The clerk gave him the money and he fled on foot.

Detectives believe that the same suspect committed all four crimes. He is described as a male Hispanic adult, 20's, 150-170 lbs, with short black hair, a moustache, and a goatee. In two of the robberies, he was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. In the Tribute Road robbery, he was wearing a Pacers jersey over a black hooded sweatshirt. In the Jibboom Street robbery, he was wearing tan sweatpants. He possibly has a small unknown tattoo under his left eye.  

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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