On Sunday May 13, 2012, at about 11:30 P.M., the Blythe Police Department responded to the area of the 100 block of west Hobsonway, in reference to a theft.
Blythe Police Officer Adams arrived and contacted the female victim. She reported that she had parked her vehicle on the south side of Hobsonway, and had exited the vehicle. As she walked south, across the sidewalk, toward the adjacent business, a male subject, riding a bicycle, rode toward her east bound on the sidewalk. As the subject passed her, he grabbed her bag from her shoulder, and continued riding east. The suspect was last seen still riding east in the 100 block of east Hobsonway.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late twenties, with very short cut hair. He was wearing a white “tank top” type shirt and tan colored shorts. The suspect was riding an unknown colored bicycle, described as a “BMX” style.
The force of the suspect pulling the bag away from the victim caused the victim to lose her footing, but she was able to maintain her balance. The victim was not injured in the incident. Due to the force used the case is being investigated as a Robbery.
This should be a reminder to us all said Chief Steve Smith, “Be aware of your surroundings, pay attention to who is around you, and if you feel uncomfortable there probably is a reason. I am thankful the victim in this case was not injured very badly, but the tragedy of this event will take a long time to heal Smith said”
Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact the Blythe Police Department at 922-6111 or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273).