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* Petaluma Police Searching Man Who Allegedly Tried to Steal Jewelry From Woman

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Petaluma police are looking for a man who tried to steal jewelry from a woman at the Washington Square Shopping Center on Saturday night. The victim flagged down officers around 8 p.m. and told them she was approached by a man in the 300 block of South McDowell Boulevard who asked to use her cellphone, Petaluma police said. The man then forcibly tried to grab the woman’s necklace, police said. With the help of a good Samaritan, she was able to fight off the robber before he took the jewelry. The suspect then ran south out of the shopping center, according to police. The victim did not suffer any injuries during the attempted robbery.

Cotati police also reported a similar incident, where the suspect approached the victim in the same way, about two hours earlier at a shopping center. The suspect’s description matched the description of the Washington Square Shopping Center robber. Petaluma police describe the suspect as a black man, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with a thin beard and no mustache. He was wearing dark clothing and his short curly hair was covered by a black baseball cap.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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