Fashion Valley Robbery

Up to a $1,000 Reward

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Western Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspects responsible for a robbery at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego. 

On August 11, 2018, at 5:24 p.m., two unknown male suspects robbed a 27-year-old male of his iPhone as he walked near the Forever 21 store. One of the suspects (S-1) approached the victim and asked to use his phone. S-1 then grabbed the phone and ran away with another suspect (S-2). The victim chased both suspects into a nearby parking lot. S-2 displayed a firearm in his waistband and told the victim that “he did not want any of this.” The victim fearing he would be shot, stopped chasing both suspects and they were last seen running towards Friars Road. 

San Diego Police Officers responded to the area but were unable to find either suspect. Officers did recover an airsoft pistol, which was believed to have been used by S-2. 

 Surveillance video showing the robbery and S-2 can be seen at the below links

Suspects’ Description: Suspect # 1 (S-1) is described as Hispanic male, approximately 16-years-old, 5’8” to 5’9” tall, thin build, wearing a navy colored short-sleeved shirt and black shorts. 

Suspect # 2 (S-2) is described as a Hispanic male, mid to late teens, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, thin build, hair placed in a bun, wearing a red short-sleeved t-shirt with tan pants.

Anyone with information on this case should call San Diego Police Department’s Western Division at (619) 692-4800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Sgt. Ken Impellizeri at (619) 692-4853 or email at
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at .