Goleta, Calif. – At 8:12 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to the bluffs area in the 8300-block of Hollister on a report of an attempted theft that had just occurred. The victim reported that a male subject had punched her several times while trying to steal her property. The victim had multiple injuries but declined emergency medical attention. Deputies responded to the area, established a perimeter for a K9 search. A notification was sent to area residents with the suspect description while deputies and K9 units spent over two hours searching for the suspect.
At the time of this release, the suspect remains outstanding and is described as a white male adult, 6’02” tall, thin build, long blonde hair, blue eyes, wearing a light blue t-shirt and gray shorts. The suspect was last seen in the bluffs area of Santa Barbara Shores. Witnesses are encouraged to call 9-1-1 if they see the suspect.