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.