Sheriff's Office Searches for Armed Robbery Suspect
Isla Vista - May 1st, 2012
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in an armed robbery of two men that occurred in Isla Vista over the weekend.
According to the 18-year old and 19-year old victims, they were walking eastbound in Picasso Alley at approximately 10:00pm on Friday, April 27, 2012 when they were approached by the suspect who asked where he could buy some marijuana. The victims said they did not know and continued walking eastbound.
The victims continued to walk through the alley and then through a field that connects to the 700 block of Camino Pescadero. While in the field, the suspect approached the victims from behind, showed a handgun, and ordered the pair to get on the ground. He then stole their wallets and cell phones.
The suspect is believed to have left westbound on Picasso Alley. He is described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 25-years old, wearing a black beanie, blue rain jacket and black baggy pants.
Anyone with information related to this crime is urged to contact Santa Barbara Sheriff’s detectives at (805) 681-4150 or the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at (805) 681-4171.
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