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Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Robbery Incident

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 12:00 PM

For Immediate Release:

Sutter County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred
approximately 2:00 a.m.this morning in the area of Garden Highway and Central Avenue
in south Sutter County.

The victim was driving from Arizona to Lake Tahoe and had stopped in Modesto where
she was approached by three male subjects asking for a ride to Yuba City which she
agreed to. When in the area of Garden Highway and Central Avenue in Sutter County,
one of the suspects directed the victim to pull into a secluded driveway. Shortly after
pulling into the driveway a small white vehicle arrived at the location. Three male
subjects exited the white vehicle and approached the victim. One suspect displayed a
handgun and demanded her purse. The victim gave the suspect her purse and cell phone.
Another suspect then threw the victim’s car keys into an adjoining area. All six suspects
left the scene northbound Garden Highway in the small white vehicle.

The victim described the suspects as six (6) hispanic male adults, ranging from age 18
years to 50 years old.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this robbery or the
suspects’ identity is urged to call the Sutter County Sheriff’s Detectives at (530) 822-

Contact and Telephone Number:

Detective Dan Buttler
(530) 822-7307

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