Crime Alert Bulletins
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lieutenant Curtis W. Milbourn
Public Information Officer
Telephone: (325) 657-4269
PRESS RELEASE #: 2006-1005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The San Angelo Police Department is urging citizens to be especially aware of their surroundings as they shop. During the evening of Monday, October 23, 2006, two women reported being robbed after they had gone shopping at local stores in southwestern San Angelo. A third woman reported a similar incident, though she was not robbed. The incidents occurred between about 8:20 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
According to all three victims, they were followed from the stores by an older model automobile occupied by more than one person. One of the victims said that the vehicle was possibly and older model, 4-door, medium sized sedan. Another victim said the vehicle was not square or box shaped but more rounded.
When the women arrived at their residences, in different areas in the city, the vehicle following them turned off its lights. Two of the victims were approached by an individual whose face was partially covered by a cloth and who was possibly carrying a knife. Both victims who were robbed had their purses taken from them. No one was injured during these incidents.
San Angelo Crime Prevention Officer Jill Sanders cautions all shoppers to be aware of their surroundings, not only when walking to and from their vehicles but also while traveling from place to place. She also urges drivers who believe they are being followed to use a cell phone to call the police and to drive to a very crowded location such as a store to await the arrival of help.
The incidents are under investigation and if anyone has any information they should call Crime Stoppers at 658-4357.