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Mountain View Police Department
Thursday May 9th, 2013 :: 09:30 a.m. PDT



On 4/16/2013 at approximately 1100a.m., the victim was approached by a male suspect outside of Chase Bank, 749 W. El Camino Real in Mountain View. The male suspect spoke in Spanish. He told the victim he had won the lottery and needed help collecting the winnings because he had entered the United States illegally. A female suspect approached the male suspect and the victim. She also spoke in Spanish. Both suspects convinced the victim to drive home and provide money and jewelry as a “good faith” gesture in return for a share of the lottery winnings. After the victim provided the suspects with cash and jewelry the suspects fled in their vehicle.

Suspect #1 description: Hispanic male in his 20′s, 5’7”, 150 lbs., black, short hair. He was last seen wearing a blue, long sleeve plaid shirt and blue jeans.

Suspect # 2 description: Hispanic female in her 30′s, 5’2”, 190 lbs., long, black hair. She was last seen wearing a short sleeve black shirt, with unknown white print on it, and black cotton pants.

Suspect vehicle description: Newer, black Ford SUV

With the assistance of the victim, a police sketch artist created composite sketches of the suspects. We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects and are also asking for any other victims to come forward.

If you have any information please contact Detective Maldonado at (650) 903-6344 or

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Please contact Sgt. Sean Thompson at (650) 903-6353

Mountain View Police Department
1000 Villa St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-903-6344

Fernando Maldonado

749 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

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