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Petaluma Police Department
Friday August 30th, 2019 :: 09:08 p.m. PDT


Petaluma Police Department Press Release Related to Theft Suspects


Petaluma Police Department

For Immediate Release                                                                           Friday, August 30, 2019
Issued By:
Sergeant Rick Cox, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4372, email:

368 PC, Elder Abuse, 484 PC, Unlawful use of Credit Card
459 PC, Burglary, 488 PC, Petty Theft

Report Number:          19-3639
Occurred Date :           August 30, 2019
Occurred Time:           4:30 PM
Location:                     Safeway, 389 South McDowell Blvd.
Suspect:                      2 Hispanic Males, 20 to 25  
Incident Summary:
On the listed date and time, the 95-year-old victim was shopping in Safeway.  She kept her purse in her shopping cart while she shopped.  At one point the victim became distracted and the suspects took advantage of the situation.  They were able to steal her wallet from her purse without being noticed.
The suspects left Safeway and went to Target, 401 Kenilworth Drive, Petaluma, where they purchased $1,600 worth of gift cards using the victim’s stolen credit cards.  The two suspects were caught on Target’s video surveillance and we are asking for the community’s help in identifying these suspects.
Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male adult between 20 and 25 years old.  He is approximately 5’-6”’ tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.
Suspect #2 is similarly described.
If anyone recognizes the suspects or has any information, they are encouraged to contact Canine Officer Joerger (707)781-1229.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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