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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Highland - Strong Arm Robbery

DATE/TIME:             October 20, 2013/12:40 p.m.

LOCATION:              9th Street and Victoria Avenue

VICTIM:                    Confidential

SUSPECT:                African American adult male, approximately 5'10" tall weighing approximately 160 pounds

                                  last seen wearing a red baseball cap


On Sunday, October 20, 2013, at approximately 12:40 p.m., deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to the report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred at 9th Street and Victoria in the City of Highland.


Upon arrival, deputies were advised by the victim that she had parked her vehicle on the westside of the Rio Ranch Market.  She further stated that she had left her purse on the driver's seat, locked the doors and walked toward the store.  While in the market, she heard her alarm going off and returned to her vehicle to find the suspect reaching through the broken window, removing her purse. 


The suspect entered a small silver Toyota sedan and began to drive away.  The vicitm reached into the suspect's vehicle and tried to retrieve her purse as the suspect drove away.  The vicitm was dragged approximately forty (40) yards before she fell to the asphalt.  The vicitm sustained a laceration to her head and numerous abrasions on her arms and legs.  The suspect vehicle was last seen driving North on Victoria Ave.  The victim was transported to LLUMC.  Deputies are continuing the investigation and are requesting assistance from the public. 


Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is urged to contact the Highland Police Department.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at  

Refer:             Deputy Deasey

Station:           Highland Police Department

Phone No.:      (909) 425-9793

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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