Crime

Ventura police searching for suspect who robbed woman at knife-point

VENTURA, Calif. - Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a woman at knife-point Thursday night in Ventura.

The robbery happened just before midnight on the 700 block of S. Hill Road.

A woman told police she was standing outside an apartment building when she was approached by a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face. The man pulled out a knife and demanded the woman hand over her phone and purse.

The woman handed over her things and the man fled the area on foot. Police searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s standing 5-foot-11 with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face.

Anyone with information about the suspect should contact the Ventura Police Department at 805-339-4400.


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