Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery & Child Endangerment

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police  Department’s Central Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who robbed a 13-year-old girl at knifepoint in the Grant Hill area. 

On April 27, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., a 13-year-old female victim was standing near the intersection of 26th Street and K Street, waiting for her mother to pick her up from school. As the victim was waiting, a suspect driving a white Hyundai Elantra parked his vehicle along 26th Street just north of the intersection where the victim was standing.

The suspect got out of his vehicle and approached the victim. The suspect pointed a knife at the victim’s stomach and forcefully pulled a gold necklace/pendant off of her neck. The suspect told the victim not to scream and that he would come back and hurt her if she called the police. The suspect then left the area and was last seen driving eastbound on K Street then northbound on 28th Street. The victim sustained a minor abrasion to her neck.     

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a Black male adult 5’8” to 6’0” tall, stocky build, wearing a plain black colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, a black colored cloth covering the lower portion of his face and dark colored pants.

Suspect’s Vehicle:

Photos of Actual Suspect Vehicle

Stock Photo of 2014 Hyundai Elantra with Same Wheels (not actual suspect vehicle)

The suspect’s vehicle is a white, 2014 Hyundai Elantra with black colored paper plates that have an unknown silver colored design in the center of the plates. The vehicle also has temporary registration displayed on the passenger’s side of the front windshield.  

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9517 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. Matt Botkin at (619) 744-9561 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