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On Saturday, November 1, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a parking lot located at 19200 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country regarding a robbery that had just occurred.

A 35-year-old female (victim) reported that while she was loading her groceries into her vehicle in the parking lot, a male approached her from behind and stole her purse that contained numerous personal items inside. As the victim chased after the suspect in an attempt to get her purse back, the victim and a witness observed a wallet containing the suspect’s ID fall from the suspect’s pants pocket as he was running away from the area (-14062).

Detectives assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station COBRA Team immediately assumed command of the investigation.  As detectives continued their investigation, they discovered the suspect from the purse snatch robbery may also be the same suspect that was involved in a separate unrelated criminal threats / battery incident that occurred in Canyon Country in late September 2014 (-12182).

COBRA Detectives are now asking the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Ismael Soto, a 35-year-old male, so they may speak to him in regards to these two separate incidents. The whereabouts of Mr. Soto is unknown; however, detectives believe he may be living in Sylmar or North Hollywood. (See Attached Special Bulletin).

If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Soto or believe you have any further information that can assist detectives, please contact Detective Barretto at 661-255-1121 or at mpbarret@lasd.org –   If you would like to remain anonymous, please call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Please do not attempt to confront or detain Mr. Soto, instead please contact local law enforcement immediately.  Deputies always encourage residents to immediately report criminal or suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.  We encourage you to stay engaged with helping us keep Santa Clarita safe.  Remember, by working together, we can send a “Not in Santa Clarita” message!

No further information is available at this time as both these incidents are still under active investigation.

 

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37 Comments

  1. Ha! I love stupid criminals!!

  2. Horrible tattoo artist

  3. Mike Hider Mike Hider says:

    With any luck , he’ll do something stupid and someone will be forced into using the ” appropriate ” amount of deadly force ……

  4. Jeanne says:

    I bet he had baggy pants on. If they fit him his wallet may not have fallen out when running away. Serves him right. Idiot.

  5. Jina Younan-youpania Lazar

  6. Sally Rivera Sally Rivera says:

    Vince Rivera Chris Rivera Johnny Rivera Elba Lopez

  7. Ray Soto Ray Soto says:

    Of course we’d have the same last name.

  8. Mike Weaver Mike Weaver says:

    Of course he would be taking a quick stop by the ER before going to jail…

  9. I hope he robs the wrong person!

  10. Yesenia Razo Yesenia Razo says:

    Shouldn’t his ID ,if in his wallet, contain an address?

  11. Roxy Flores Roxy Flores says:

    DeeJay Flip tell ur mommy to be careful pls

  12. John Gilbert John Gilbert says:

    It was probably one of his three Class C Drivers licenses. I wish them luck in finding the perp.

  13. I’m gonna getting !! Any reward?? Lol

  14. Be aware of your surroundings. That’s half the battle. If you see someone, make it obvious you see them and they will turn away.

  15. Oh, and it’s a misdemeanor now so he won’t do jail time. Thank prop 47 and California liberals for that vote.

  16. Dean Botton Dean Botton says:

    One of Obama’s illegal cronies.

  17. John Bakraji John Bakraji says:

    What a coward stealing a purse.

  18. Steve says:

    One of Obama’s finest peeps.
    Way to go!!

  19. I saw this happen in front of beverlys, stupid douche dropped his own wallet in the chase

  20. Robyn Flath Robyn Flath says:

    THIS WAS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT!!

  21. Mr Soto, they’re coming for you!

  22. Mr Soto, they’re coming for you!

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