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. 20130109-002
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Midtown Arrest

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, the Sacramento Police Department arrested 53-year-old Robert Binns for robbery and violation of parole.

On December 30, 2012, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a victim left a local nightclub in the 2000 block of K Street and started to walk home.  As the victim approached 21st and J Street, the suspect rode up on a bicycle, asked a question and then moments later struck the victim knocking him to the ground.  The suspect stole the victim's wallet and keys to his roommate's vehicle before fleeing the area.

Later that same morning, the roommate's parked vehicle, a 2011 gray Honda Pilot, was stolen from the area of 21st and F Street.  The vehicle thief was caught on video surveillance, but does not appear to be the same suspect responsible for the robbery.

On January, 6, 2013, at approximately 1:03 p.m., police were dispatched to the 1600 block of 28th Street regarding a suspicious subject.  Officers contacted Robert Binns and found him in possession of identifiable property that was in the victim's stolen wallet. 

On January 8, 2013, detectives met with the victim who positively identified Robert Binns as the man who robbed him.

Today, Binns was located, arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. 

The vehicle has yet to be recovered and the vehicle thief is still outstanding. The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to these crimes 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.

Robert Binns

Robert Binns

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