Sun. Jun 16th, 2024
Santa Ana 7 11 wallet robber (2)
The suspected robber is wearing a blue shirt in this security camera shot

A 9-year-old girl named Genesis Ramos, stopped a would-be robber from taking her mom’s wallet on Monday morning, while she and her 13-year-old sister Ingrid were sitting in their car at a 7-Eleven parking lot on Grand Ave. and East Warner, according to the O.C. Register.

A man pulled up next to the girls in the parking lot and then opened an unlocked door and grabbed a wallet that had been left on the seat by their mother, who was inside the store using an ATM so she could buy donuts for the girls before heading to school.

Genesis, a fourth-grader, jumped out of the car and struggled with the man, who all the while kept trying to close his driver’s side car door.  The man insisted he didn’t take anything before finally relenting and letting go of the wallet.

The Santa Ana robbery suspect's mini van

Genesis didn’t stop there. She got out her cell phone and snapped a photograph of the suspect’s vehicle and his license plate as he was driving off, according to CBS News.

Fortunately Genesis and her sister were not hurt and their mom delivered them to school.

It is generally not a good idea to fight back against robbers.  And leaving doors unlocked with kids in the car is likewise not a good idea – nor is leaving wallets or purses in plain sight.  This time the good guys got lucky.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Santa Ana Police Department at 714-245-8665.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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