Irvine, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department is looking for a suspect in a purse-snatching incident in which the suspect became violent toward the victim.
At approximately 6:20 p.m. Thursday, the female victim parked her car in the parking lot of Bed, Bath and Beyond, located at 13692 Jamboree Road. As the victim walked toward the store, a female suspect came up from behind and grabbed the victim’s purse off her shoulder. The victim struggled in an attempt to keep her purse and fell to the ground. The struggle continued, and the suspect kicked the victim several times in her upper body and forehead. The suspect was able to take the victim’s purse, which contained credit cards, among other items. The suspect then fled in a black, two-door sedan.
Immediately following the robbery, the victim’s credit cards were used at Rite Aid locations in Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley. The person who used the credit cards was captured on surveillance cameras at the stores and is believed to be the person who committed the robbery.
The suspect is described as a white female with dark hair; 20 to 25 years of age; approximately 5 feet, 2 inches tall; weighing 110 to 115 pounds; with a tattoo on her upper back.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Detective Keith Herter at 949-724-7183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.