City of Sacramento Police Department

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Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20120216-022
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Evil Clown Robber Taken into Custody

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested the "Evil Clown Robber."

On February 3, 2012, detectives located and arrested 43-year-old Vanna Sisounthone in connection with three robberies stemming from January 19-21, 2012. 

During the first two robberies Sisouthone shot at both store employees and a witness who was attempting to write down the license plate of his get-a-way car.  In his third robbery, an elderly store clerk fought with the suspect which led to the victim ripping off his mask as he ran out of the store.

The Sacramento Police Department would like to thank the Sacramento County Crime lab for their diligent work in this case as their efforts were instrumental in identifying the suspect as Vanna Sisounthone.

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.

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