By Walnut Creek Police Department
On Jan. 25, 2021 at about 5:20 pm, a female victim was sitting on the sidewalk in front of her apartment complex smoking a cigarette with her purse next to her. A male suspect came up behind her and grabbed her purse. The victim tried to prevent the suspect from taking her purse by holding onto it, but the suspect was eventually able to rip it from her hands and flee. The suspect got into a gold Toyota Tacoma driven by an unknown subject and left the scene.
The victim described the male suspect as follows: Tall, heavyset, Hispanic male, in his early 30’s, with long, black, wavy hair. He had thick lips and his lower lip hung down when he spoke. He had a thick Spanish accent and/or a lisp.
Suspect Vehicle Description: Gold Toyota Tacoma half cab, model year possibly 2010.
Attached is a sketch of the Suspect and a photo of the back of the Suspect Vehicle.
If you recognize this Suspect, please contact Det. Gerstner at 925-256-3578 or Gerstner@walnutcreekpd.com. Thank you.