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Contacts: Lt. Mark Stichter, 714.904.7042, MKStichter@ocsd.org; Carrie Braun, 714.552.5795, CBraun@ocsd.org
Home Invasion Attempted Robbery in El Modena
Investigators Ask For Public’s Assistance to ID Suspect
EL MODENA, Ca. (May 19, 2016) – On Wednesday May 18, 2016 at approximately 8:50 a.m. a home invasion robbery occurred on the 18000 block of East Vine Avenue in El Modena. At the time of the home invasion, one female and one male were inside the residence. The suspect approached the female victim and demanded money while threatening her with a knife. Hearing the commotion, the male victim confronted the suspect and sustained a cut to his face during an ensuing altercation. The injury sustained was not life threatening.
The suspect fled the residence and was seen leaving the scene in a black four-door sedan. Deputies canvassed the area and were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5’2, 145 lbs., black hair, brown eyes, light colored hoodie, grey pants, grey bandana, possibly in his 30’s. Due to concealment of the suspect’s face, no suspect sketch will be provided at this time.
We believe due to the brazen nature of this home invasion, and the suspect’s willingness to make entry into a residence and physically engage with the victims, that this suspect poses a significant threat to the community.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call OCSD at 714-647-7000 or anonymous tips can be submitted to OC Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.