Get Our Email Newsletter

Police: Knife-Wielding Robbery Suspect Apologizes before Stabbing Manager

Police in Vacaville (California) are searching for an armed robbery suspect who apologized to the manager of the jewelry store he was holding up just before stabbing her with a knife.

Vacaville police said that on Wednesday just before 1 PM, the department’s communication center was flooded with calls reporting a robbery at a Kay Jewelers store located in the Vacaville Premium Outlets mall.

Officers quickly arrived at the store and learned approximately $60,000 in jewelry had been stolen. In the process of the armed robbery, the knife-wielding robbery suspect stabbed a female employee who manages the store.

Police said the suspect apologized prior to stabbing the woman.

- Digital Partner -

“He said, ‘I’m sorry for what I’m about to do,’ and then he proceeded to stab her twice,” Vacaville Police Lieutenant Chris Polen told CBS13 in Sacramento.

Police said the victim was traumatized, but sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition.

After the alleged stabbing, the suspect then ordered another employee to hand over jewelry and cash. Police said the suspect took around $60,000 worth of merchandise. Police interviewed witnesses and found surveillance video footage of the suspect in the surrounding areas. Authorities released still images from the video.

Officers quickly arrived at the store and learned approximately $60,000 in jewelry had been stolen. In the process of the armed robbery, the knife-wielding robbery suspect stabbed a female employee who manages the store.

LP Solutions

Police said the suspect apologized prior to stabbing the woman. “He said, ‘I’m sorry for what I’m about to do,’ and then he proceeded to stab her twice,” Vacaville Police Lieutenant Chris Polen told CBS13 in Sacramento.

Police said the victim was traumatized, but sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition. After the alleged stabbing, the suspect then ordered another employee to hand over jewelry and cash. Police said the suspect took around $60,000 worth of merchandise.

Police interviewed witnesses and found surveillance video footage of the suspect in the surrounding areas. Authorities released still images from the video…  KPIX5 News

Loss Prevention Magazine updates delivered to your inbox

Get the free daily newsletter read by thousands of loss prevention professionals, security, and retail management from the store level to the c-suite.

What's New

Digital Partners

Become a Digital Partner

Violence in the Workplace

Download this 34-page special report from Loss Prevention Magazine about types and frequency of violent incidents, impacts on employees and customers, effectiveness of tools and training, and much more.

Webinars

View All | Sponsor a Webinar

Whitepapers

View All | Submit a Whitepaper

LP Solutions

View All | Submit Your Content

Loss Prevention Media Logo

Stay up-to-date with our free email newsletter

The trusted newsletter for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management. Get the latest news, best practices, technology updates, management tips, career opportunities and more.

No, thank you.

View our privacy policy.