San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Southeastern Division, are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an unknown suspect who violently assaulted a store clerk and stole several items from a Shell Gas Station located in the Ridgeview/ Webster area of San Diego.
On June 26, 2018, at about 9:30 p.m., an unknown male suspect walked into the Shell Gas Station located at 4405 Home Avenue, in San Diego. The suspect walked through the store and placed several food items inside a black bag. A clerk told the suspect that she saw him placing items inside of the bag he had with him. The clerk told the suspect that he needed to pay for all of the items.
The suspect denied stealing anything. Another clerk approached the suspect and asked the suspect if he had something concealed in his bag. The suspect then punched the clerk once on the left side of his face causing the clerk to fall to the ground. The suspect then left the store and fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.
The victim was transported to a local hospital and remained there for three days. The victim suffered a broken jaw and lost a tooth as a result of being punched.
Black male, 35 to 40-years-old, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, weighs 185 to 195 lbs., beard, wearing a zip-up style hooded jacket, gray striped shirt, gray sweatpants, white baseball style cap, and white tennis shoes. The suspect has a large tattoo (possible letters) on his upper chest.
***A link to view surveillance video of this crime can be found below. The video is graphic in nature. Photos of the suspect can be found on page 2 of this release.***
Video link: https://youtu.be/nUlEdWLOItA
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Southeastern Division at (619) 527-3524 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 www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.
- Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Nina Medina at (619) 527-3524 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at email@example.com or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .