Police seek suspects in strong-arm robbery
July 27, 2009
A man was robbed of his wallet and cell phone Sunday morning by an assailant who jumped out of a pickup truck and punched the victim in the face, police said.
The victim was in the area of 4055 Manzanita Ave. about 7:30 a.m. when the passenger of a black pickup attacked him, said South Lake Tahoe police Sgt. Brian Williams.
After taking the victim’s property, the assailant again punched the man in the face, Williams said.
The robber was described as in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall with a medium build, wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt. He reportedly spoke unaccented English.
The pickup driver was described as in his mid-20s, 6 feet 4 inches and thin.
The truck was described as a 1990 Chevy full-size extended cab pickup with tinted side and rear windows and California plates.
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Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the police department at (530) 542-6100 and ask for the detective division.
A series of break-ins in which burglars enter homes through doggy doors have been reported in the Highland Woods neighborhood.
Four or more of the doggy-door burglaries have been reported in the past three to four weeks, said South Lake Tahoe police Sgt. Brian Williams.
The burglar or burglars are apparently stopping to eat, sleep and watch TV in the homes, Williams said. Cash, food and small trinkets such as jewelry have been reported missing after the break-ins.
Williams reminded residents to keep their doggy doors secured.