Public help requested in identifying suspects in vehicle and commercial thefts

By on November 14, 2017

The Yucaipa Sheriff’s Department has requested the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects for a reported stolen vehicle and for the theft of numerous purses from the Ross Dress for Less store at 33720 Yucaipa Blvd. in Yucaipa. Surveillance cameras captured photos of two of the three suspects on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 11.

A witness in the store observed three black females leave the store without paying for the merchandise. Yucaipa deputies responding to the store were informed by the witness that the suspects’ vehicle was a white Dodge Intrepid. The witness pointed the deputies to the area of 5th Street and Forest Oaks Drive. The vehicle was located there, parked on the roadside, but was unoccupied.

The vehicle identification number (VIN) corresponded with a vehicle stolen from San Bernardino but the license plate on the vehicle corresponded with a Nissan. When deputies searched the car, they found several stolen purses and other merchandise stolen from the Yucaipa Ross Dress for Less store.

Soon thereafter two black females were reported to be walking in a nearby neighborhood attempting to flag-down vehicles seeking a ride out of the neighborhood. Although deputies conducted an extensive search – including assistance of the Sheriff’s Aviation 40 king patrol helicopter – they were unable to locate the suspects.

The Yucaipa Sheriff’s Department is requested the public’s assistance in locating these three female suspects. Descriptions of the three women include the following information:

Suspect #1: Heavyset black female, age 30-35, red cloth item covering her head, green top, torn blue jeans

Suspect #2: Medium build black female, age 30-35, black hair covered by a green hair item, gray jacket, blue jeans, white and black tennis shoes

Suspect #3: Unidentified black adult female

If you have any information regarding this robbery or the stolen vehicle you are encouraged to call the Yucaipa Police/Sheriff’s Station at 909- 918-2305. You can provide information anonymously by calling WeTip at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or by visiting the WeTip website at www.wetip.com.