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Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies searching for robbery suspect

Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 13:34:13-04

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a college-aged woman who reportedly attempted to rob a grocery store in Isla Vista.

Officers responded to the 900 block of Embarcadero Del Norte for reports of a theft in progress at a grocery store.

The store manager said he had confronted a female shopper that he suspected of stealing several bottles of alcohol and some personal hygiene items while she was attempting to exit the store.

The suspect reportedly said she would give the stolen items back, but continued to struggle with the manager.

Officials say she struck the manager twice in the face and fled the scene with the items.

Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

The stolen items were recovered; however, the suspect was not captured and she was last seen running westbound on Pardall Road from Embarcadero Del Norte.

She is described as a college-aged female, shoulder length dark hair, having a medium complexion and a thin build. She was last seen wearing a black zipper front sweatshirt, blue jeans that are ripped on both thighs, and black sneakers with white stripes.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Isla Vista Foot Patrol at 805-681-4179 or the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s anonymous tip line at 805-681-4171.