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Police Seek Suspect in Super Target iPad Robbery

The suspect allegedly grabbed two iPads in Super Target, punched the sales associate and ran out of the store, according to police.

Murrieta police have released surveillance footage in an effort to identify a man accused of forcefully stealing two iPads from a local retail store.

The alleged robbery occurred at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Super Target, 27817 Clinton Keith Road. 

The suspect is seen entering the store then making his way to the electronics department. He then asked a sales associate for assistance with an Apple iPad kept in a locked display.

When the associate unlocked the display, the suspect allegedly grabbed two iPads and then punched the sales associate, police said.

Surveillance video shows the suspect running out of the store, then northbound through the parking lot toward Linnel Lane.

He is described as a white male between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 175 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball hat, a yellow, black and gray flannel shirt over a white T‐shirt, and dirty jeans, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect was asked to contact Detective Parker at 951-461‐6364.

BRUNO TRAVANTI October 11, 2012 at 02:21 PM
@Paul----Wow! your comments are better than reading a good "Who done it?" novella...Paul, SuperSleuth, my hero!
Zygo October 14, 2012 at 08:08 PM
There is a brief face shot right after he enters the store as he glances to his left.
Paul February 25, 2013 at 09:27 AM
Read the follow-ups to this story at. Patch Article Dec 14, 2012. “Lack of evidence clears Murrieta Man“. (DA does not file charges, citing lack of evidence) 24 comments http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/lack-of-evidence-clears-murrieta-man-once-implicated-in-super-target-ipad-robbery?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001 If you go there it will display links on the right side to these earlier stories, 1. Patch, Oct 10, 2012, “Police Seek Suspect in Super Target iPad Robbery” The robbery occurred Sept. 27, 2012 18 COMMENTS The article links to a VIDEO several minutes long showing the man entering the store, grabbing the iPads, and running out the door. Police are looking for a man about 5 feet 8 to 10 inches tall and 20-25 years old. The video shows a man about 5 feet 8 to 10 inches tall entering the doorway. 2. Patch, Oct 12, 2012, “UPDATED: Suspect in Target iPad Robbery ID’d” 219 COMMENTS. That’s right, there were 219 comments, mostly supporting Josh.. The link to the VIDEO is in this article too. 3. Patch, Oct 23, 2012, "Charges Pending against Super Target Robbery Suspect" 88 COMMENTS, 4. Patch, Dec 14, “Lack of Evidence Clears Murrieta Man.” 24 comments SEE ABOVE FOR A LINK TO THIS STORY
Paul February 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Here is an update on this article. I looked at the video about a hundred times, and did a lot of stop frames on it Patch, Oct 12, 2012, “UPDATED: Suspect in Target iPad Robbery ID’d” 219 COMMENTS. That’s right, there were 219 comments, mostly supporting Josh. The link to the VIDEO is in this article too. Police have arrested a man that most persons posting comments say does not look like the suspect in the VIDEO OR PICTURE and is said to be 6 foot 3 inched tall. Some one gave Josh’s name to police; they showed his Driver’s picture to witnesses that allegedly said that is him. Police went out and arrested Josh even though he is 5 to 7 inches TALLER than the robber in the video and was in another town at the time. The top of the door frame at the Target Stores in this area are lower than the door frames at some of the other stores, for example Home Depot and Lowe’s are higher. A tall man passing under the top of the doorframe with 6 inches to spare simply does NOT LOOK LIKE a shorter man passing under the frame with 14 inches to spare. Perhaps they should have just gone out and interviewed him. Then observing he did not look like the man face or build in the VIDEO and was obviously so tall he could not look like the video suspect looked passing under the top of the entrance doorway they should not have arrested him, but just interviewed him for their report, and perhaps checked out his alibi.
Paul February 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM
If the link to the PATCH article "Lack of Evidence Clears Murrieta Man" does not work, try this one: http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/lack-of-evidence-clears-murrieta-man-once-implicated-in-super-target-ipad-robbery?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

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