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. 20120120-006
Friday, January 20, 2012

Police Seek Help in Identifying “KISS” Robber

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

On January 19, 2012, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police responded to the 4200 block of Norwood Avenue regarding a business robbery.  The suspect was wearing a white clown mask similar to the "KISS" rock band. The suspect climbed over the counter and fired two shots within close proximity of store employees.  The masked robber then took money from the register and fled on foot.

Later that same evening, at approximately 9:28 p.m., the suspect entered a liquor store in the 2900 block of Del Paso Boulevard wearing the same mask and clothing.  He fired a single shot inside the store, robbing the employees at gunpoint.  The suspect then fled to an awaiting blue or black four-door sedan.  As a witness attempted to write down the license plate, the suspect fired a shot in their direction. 

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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