On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 2:50 pm, the Seal Beach Police Department received a call of a robbery which occurred in the Target parking lot located at 12300 Seal Beach Boulevard.
The initial investigation revealed that as the female victim was walking through the lot to her parked vehicle, she was approached by a male suspect. The suspect forcefully pulled the victim’s purse from her arm. As a result of being pulled, the victim fell to the ground and sustained a minor injury to her elbow. The suspect was able to free the purse from the victim’s grasp and was last seen running through the parking lot.
The victim described the suspect as a male, approximately 5’06” and weighing 200 lbs. No words were exchanged during the robbery. The suspect was seen by witnesses entering a red Nissan Altima. Officers quickly responded but were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle.
This investigation is currently ongoing. If you have any information related to this crime please contact Detective Jeff Gibson at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1109.
This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.