UPDATED; 4:30pm – new images in from SMPD – help wanted to find suspect
On January 3, 2016 at 6:03 am , Santa Monica PD received a radio call for service of an assault with a deadly weapon at the 7-11 at 1600 Santa Monica Blvd. Officers determined the incident involved a knife. The suspect entered the store and attempted to steal items. The suspect stabbed an employee in the chest with a knife before fleeing the scene. The suspect was described as a female white in her twenties; possibly homeless.
The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the store about twenty minutes prior
and attempted to steal merchandise. The suspect was confronted by the store clerk/victim and
was asked to leave. The suspect left the store. The suspect returned and was confronted by
the victim a second time. The suspect takes out a sharp object and slices the victim. The
suspect fled the location towards Santa Monica Blvd and was last seen southbound in Alley
16. The suspect is described as a female white, 5’2” tall, thin build, short black hair wearing
grey sweat pants, dark gray tee shirt with and a multi-color hooded jacket.
If anyone has any information regarding the crime and suspect, please call Detective Cooper
at (310) 458-8478 or Sergeant Sumlin at (310) 458-8437 during normal business hours or the
Santa Monica Police Communications Center at (310) 458-8491.