Strong Arm Robbery

Jan. 30, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

El Cerrito Plaza
Case: 1701-1663

The male victim reported that after exiting the station through the south fare gates, he was approached by the black male suspect who panhandled for money. The victim voluntarily gave the suspect a small amount of money, before the suspect demanded the victim’s wallet. The two then struggled for control of the wallet, during which the victim gave the suspect $40. A short time later, the suspect fled, apparently toward the nearby station. Officers responded but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim, who sustained minor hand injuries for which he declined medical attention, further described the suspect as: in his 20’s; 6’ tall; 180 lbs; curly heair; wearing a black leather jacket, and shorts. The investigating officer will search for potential station video.

Prohibition order
Warrant related