The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is continuing to seek the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspect or any additional witnesses in connection to an assault with a deadly weapon investigation.
Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, at approximately 6:03 a.m., SMPD responded to a radio call for service of an assault with a deadly weapon at the 7-11 Store located at 1600 Santa Monica Blvd. Upon arrival, officers discovered a victim, store employee, suffering from an injury. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and treated the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries
According to SMPD, a preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the store about 20 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 Boulevard 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.
As of press time, SMPD told The Mirror that “detectives are actively working the investigation.”