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SMPD: Photo of Woman Who Stabbed 7-11 Employee on 16th Street, Released

Police ask for the public's assistance in apprehending the suspect.


January 9, 2017

Santa Monica police released this image of a female suspect who allegedly stabbed in employee of 7-11 on 7th Street and Santa Monica Blvd

A store employee was stabbed Tuesday morning at the 7-11 convenience store, located on 16th Street and Santa Monica Blvd.

The store was taped off with yellow police at work tape.

This from the Santa Monica Police Department: "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. This investigation is still active.

Saul Rodriguez, Lieutenant, Chief's Adjutant / Media Relations, Office of the Chief of Police"

Police have released images from the stores surveillance tape and asked for assistance in locating the suspect.

The same store was the scene of an altercation between an SMPD officer and a homeless man 3 months ago.

Santa Monica, CA – The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspect or any additional witnesses in connection to an assault with a deadly weapon investigation.

This morning 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

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.



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