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Elderly female is robbed after withdrawing money from ATM machine

Suspect:    Male, Black, Adult, 25-35 yrs, 5'11-6'01, stocky, clean shaven with short black hair.


Synopsis:  Elderly female victim withdraws money from her ATM machine and is possibly followed home by Suspect. Victim exits her vehicle and is assaulted by suspect; the suspect then fled the area with her purse.


Details:    On December 24, 2010 (Christmas Eve) at approximately 2300 hours, an elderly female victim withdrew $400.00 from her Citibank ATM machine (81 Pier Avenue). The victim then walked to her parked vehicle and drove home to the 2500 blk of Ardmore Avenue. The victim parked her vehicle in her garage and walked to the trunk and was confronted by the male suspect. The suspect made an unknown verbal statement and assaulted her causing injury; he then left the area with the victim's purse.


It is unknown if the victim was followed home by the suspect in a vehicle. Video surveillance taken from the area of the bank shows an unknown make and model dark colored vehicle driving behind the victim's vehicle. With the assistance of Torrance Police Department's Forensic Artist Carrie Harris, the victim provided details for a sketch of the suspect (see attached).


Sketch of Robbery Suspect

Contact Detective David Bohacik (310)318-0330
for any information on this crime.



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