City of Irvine Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #12-03-14
Subject: IPD Investigating Two Robberies Outside of Irvine Banks
Contact: Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, email@example.com
IRVINE, CA – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) is investigating two robberies that occurred today, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, outside of Irvine banks. One victim was stabbed in the hands during the attack.
At approximately 6:50 p.m., IPD responded to a call from a female victim in the parking lot of U.S. Bank at 4180 Barranca Parkway. The victim reported that she was carrying a bank bag containing only paperwork and was pushed from behind by an unknown suspect. The suspect stole the bank bags from the victim and fled the scene. No weapon was used and the victim did not sustain any injuries.
IPD immediately responded and began a search for the suspect.
At approximately 7:14 p.m., IPD received a second robbery report from a male victim. The victim was robbed by a male suspect while using a Wells Fargo Bank drive-through ATM in his vehicle at 4850 Barranca Parkway. The suspect threatened to kill the victim, stabbed him in the hands with a knife, and fled with stolen cash. The victim sustained stab wounds to his hands and wrist and drove himself to an area hospital.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, age 20s, 5’9” to 5’10”, with light eyes and shaggy dirty blond hair. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket and a dark mask covering his nose and mouth.
It is unknown if the two incidents are related and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the crimes is encouraged to call IPD at 949-724-7207.
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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