Purse Snatched From Redding Woman at Target Store

On Sunday 02-16-14 at approximately 3:13 P.M. officers from the Redding Police Department responded to a robbery that  just occurred in the Target parking lot at 1280 Dana Drive.

It was determined a 57-year-old Redding woman was walking east bound through the parking lot with her purse slung across her shoulder.

The suspect approached and grabbed her purse, attempting to pull it from the woman’s shoulder.  The victim attempted to hold onto the purse but the suspect was able to overpower her and rip it from her grasp.  The suspect then entered the passenger side of a small white passenger car which fled the area.

The victim was not physically injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male adult in his 20’s, approximately 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds with brown hair.   He was wearing a base ball cap backwards.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department.

Redding Police Department press release.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar leftcoastdude says:

    Did you hear that, Chief Paoletti? Maybe Time magazine got it right last week when it named us the fifth worst city in the country for increases in violent crime, despite how quickly you went on the defensive. This didn't happen at t Kmart. Nor downtown. It happened at Target. In broad daylight. On a busy Sunday afternoon. It's getting scary around here…

  2. Avatar David Kerr says:

    This week, Chief Paoletti will release crime statistics. I hope he gives a comparison with Redding's competition.
    Chico, Yuba City/Marysville, and Roseville/Auburn/Rocklin are cities similar to Redding in size, unemployment rate, education attainment, etc. They have daily newspapers (with much less nasty comments).

    A business looking at Redding would probably also look at Chico, Yuba and Roseville. Same for retiring baby boomers who want to move to a lower cost of living. According to Case Shiller numbers, real estate in Frisco, LA and San Diego has recovered. People with equity will look at places like Redding and its competition. Crime is one factor. To me, Redding's best attributes are Whiskeytown and Shasta lakes. Sierra ski resorts give Roseville the edge.

    Comparing Redding to crime ridden Stockton and Eureka are not helpful.

  3. Avatar David Kerr says:

    When you live in the Bay Area, you get used to crime and earthquakes. Co-workers and neighbors share stories of mugging, burglary, robbery etc. Nearly everyone with valuables has a security system, like Bay Alarm.

    Many people love the Bay Area so much that they just accept the crime as the price to pay to live there. Expect crime to get worse in Redding, Chico, Yuba, Roseville, etc. In time people will get used to it as happened in the Bay Area.

  4. Avatar Vaisvanara says:

    I suggest you read the Sheriff's Blotter in the Modoc Record – the newspaper in Alturas. After you quit laughing, you will discover that just a mere 150 miles east is a zone basically crime free but for an occasional nut-case or drunk.

  5. Avatar leftcoastdude says:

    David, I don't know where you're coming from. I was born in the Bay Area and lived there until I was 25, moved to Southern California for 10 years, and then lived there for another eight years before moving to Redding in late 2005. In all the time I lived in the Bay Area, including some periods where I lived in very sketchy neighborhoods, I NEVER encountered crime on a near daily-basis as is becoming the norm in Redding. And when I lived in better areas, we sometimes slept with our front and back doors open—no lie. If you ventured into bad parts of Oakland, for example, sure, you knew there was a risk. But overall, I felt much, much safer living there than I do here. And the nature of the crimes we're seeing, such as this broad-daylight purse snatching, just didn't happen with any regularity—and if they did, they made headlines. I don't know if you're relying on stereotypes or what, but as someone who lived in the Bay Area for nearly 30 years, you're way off base.