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Police: Woman Robbed on Palm Desert Street

Police were searching this weekend for a man who allegedly robbed a woman of her cell phone and some cash while she was getting into her parked car.

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who is accused of holding a woman up in Palm Desert Friday afternoon.

Riverside Sheriff's Sergeant David Wright says the woman was targeted while getting into her parked car in the area of El Dorado Drive and Hovley Lane East at around 3:30 p.m.

"The suspect parked in the street next to her facing the opposite direction," Wright said.  "The suspect got out of the truck, told the victim that he was going to 'rob' her, and showed her a dark revolver that was sticking out of his left front pants pocket."

The man then apparently took the woman's cell phone-- and $20 that was in her car's cupholder, Wright said.  He then got back into his truck and took off northbound on El Dorado, towards Country Club Drive.

The following suspect description was provided:

  • Hispanic male adult
  • approximately 20-years-old
  • 5'-3" tall
  • stocky build
  • shaved head
  • brown eyes
  • wearing a black t-shirt and dark colored jeans
  • driving an older, full-size, unknown model, black primer-colored pick-up truck with "Paradise" paper plates

Police asked that if anyone have information about this crime, to contact the Palm Desert Sheriff's Station at (760) 836-1600.

Linda Davis November 10, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Someone knows who this thug is - and I hope they report him.
Mary Lasorsa November 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Is there parking on Eldorado or Hovely Lane? Was she at a stop light? Just wondering?

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