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. 20111012-171
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Suspect Targets Elderly Women

The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the community's help to identify a suspect wanted for robbery.

 During the period between September 26 and October 11, 2011, police have investigated five separate strong-arm robberies.  In each case, all victims have been women ranging from 68 to 85 years old. During midday hours, the suspect has approached the victims in public and forcibly taken their purses including knocking victims down.  Several victims have sustained injuries during the robberies.

 The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his early 20s, 5'6" to 5'9", weighing approximately 145-160 pounds.  The suspect has been seen fleeing on foot as well as in a small red pick-up truck, and a dark-colored pick-up truck with large rims and low profile tires. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) 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.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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