Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 11, 2002
Contact Sergeant V. Williams
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051


Armed Robbery

Riverside, Ca-  On 10-11-02 at 10:35 am, officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the La Noria Market located at 6100 Van Buren Blvd  regarding an armed robbery, which had just occurred.

The victim reported that two black males entered the business armed with handguns and demanded cash. The suspects took cash from the business and fled west on Cypress Ave. away from the business. A witness described the get-away vehicle as a 1980ís model Chevy mini-blazer or Jimmy, 2 doors, black in color.

The suspects were described as follows:

#1     Male black 25-30 years old, 600/220 lbs, wearing gray shorts, gray T shirt, Gray cap, wearing sunglasses. He was armed with a blue steel pistol.

#2     Male black 25-30 years old, 508/160lbs, carrying a green backpack.

The victim reported that the suspects stole approximately $15,000.00 in cash and food stamps. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

The suspects to the robbery are still outstanding. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact the Riverside Police Departmentís Robbery Unit at (909) 320-8000.