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12/7/2012 1:55:00 PM
Blythe police seek robbery suspect
Marty Bachman


BLYTHE - Blythe police are looking for a dark complexioned black male, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall and 180-200 pounds, who robbed a local business on Dec. 6 at about 8:33 a.m. Police responded to Blythe Laundry and Cleaners in the 100 block of S. Third Street, in reference to the robbery that had just occurred, and an investigation revealed that the man had entered the business minutes before, brandished a small pistol at the female clerk and demanded money.

The clerk turned over the small amount of currency that was in the register.

The suspect then ordered the clerk out from behind the counter and out the front of the business with him. The suspect hid the gun in his jacket and forced the clerk to walk south on Third Street and then east on Rice with him. On Rice Street the clerk saw an opening and ran away northbound while the suspect fled running southbound on Third Street.

"We are very thankful that the victim was not injured in this incident," said Blythe Police Chief Steve Smith. "The victim was very brave and we commend her for doing all the right things. This must have been very traumatic for her."

Physical evidence from the scene is being processed in an attempt to identify the suspect and several investigative leads from the public are being followed up on.

Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact the Blythe Police Department at 922-6111 or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273) or by email at blythepd@cityofblythe.ca.gov.




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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Article comment by: Veronica Lara

@brother, your thoughts are still asenine!! Of course there is crime here but have you ever seen an incident of those proportions happen here? Where 20 kids are shot to death? Have you tried to do anything to remedy the situation that is so bad in this town or are you one of those people that are all talk, no action (like the city council)? @raluca, seriously you're just not trying hard enough to look for a job. You can't expect to start at the top. You have to start at the bottom and work your way up!!

Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@Miss.Lara that town in Connecticut has about 27,000 residents living there. But Blythe has become more dangerous than in other cities of it's size. There are other places here on the web that you can see what happens here every two weeks. On the police blotter, that's not counting the County. You have to know that's it's getting bad when many illegals go back to the own countries because they can't find employment. The thing about working in labor picking or planting crop is that if any work that there is here is being done by people they bring across the border. Legally, but cheaper to employ than the people of this country.

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012
Article comment by: Blythe's Entertainer U2CanBeeeeeeeeeeeee

@ Ms.Lara! I agree that there are loosers everywhere. Not the point I was making. Blythe seems to have a disperportionate amount of loosers per capita than other places. I bet if you crunched the numbers, that Connecticut town by far is a much better place to live than Blythe! Look at the PVH problems, the Gulf Course, the City Counsel, The Cheif of Police situation, Budget problems, Murders, (That Connecticut had more loss of life, but was an isolated incident) How many incidents involving murder has Blythe seen in the last five years? A LOT MORE that thattown in Connecticut that is for darn sure. It's completely asenine to think otherwise.

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012
Article comment by: Veronica Lara

@ Blythes Entertainer, there is violence everywhere. Look at what just happened in Connecticut with those beautiful kids. It's completely asenine to think otherwise. That picturesque town has less than 2,000 living in it. Get it through your head, these losers are EVERYWHERE!

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012
Article comment by: Johnny Chingas

At Raluca, as kids we don't decide where we live but as adults we CAN. If you can't find work you are not looking hard enough. There are jobs in the valley picking the produce grown here like broccoli. The workers make an average $500 a week, sure it's back breaking work but it's an honest way to make a living. If working in the fields is too LOW for you than that's your decision, keep reading the paper for that $50k plus a year job......."there are no jobs" POR FAVOR!!!!

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012
Article comment by: Blythe's Entertainer U2CanBeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Kidnapping maybe not. Maybe more like unlawful imprisonment... Is it me, or does our town seem to have to many murders and other VIOLENT CRIMES for the population size? Not include'n the Inmate in the Census, just the folks that live here? It seems like Blythe is becoming a place I do not want to live anymore. Murders, Robberies, Kidanppings, Drugs, etc, and what is our real population again not inlcuding the inamtes? I will have to say that it is close to becoming a dump full of nothing but trash.

Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Article comment by: brother from another mother

oks heres my rebuttle when things are hard i get a bucket and a squeegy and wash windows,i go everywhere i can and tell anyone i can i can outwork most ,sometimes i volunteer just to help ,i wash peoples cars i clean shrubs,i cut trees ,i mow lawns and if it doesnt work i get in the car and work in indio and get home by six .i dont do dope i dont drink beer and i dont usually dont hang with those who do .Are you kidding me in the places ive been people do 45 years for for holding somebody against their will.another thing is if you have a trade or skills of any sort use them invest in a permit get bonded visit a printing press and do this .when you begin to do this daily usually you will see a breakthgrough.

Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Article comment by: Veronica Lara

At Raluca...I'm sure there are plenty of fast food places that would hire so there is no excuse. Seriously, any job you get is better than robbing someone at gunpoint and holding them hostage. (deleted)

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012
Article comment by: Desert Punky

I agree with you on the crime against the person in this situation and sounds like kidnapping. AND the disclaimer of 'don't try this at home' should be risen. This lucky victim did what she thought was a safe 'out' and it worked. NOT every situation calls for a standard reflex. Mr Smith's comment (deleted) and he should refrain from grandstanding in the newspaper. I think it was a given she was brave and terrified. We all are greatful she is alive. He should have given us one of his lines on how 'his' men were working diligently on finding the robber/kidnapper and do a follow-up visit to the victim to see how she is doing. I bet she would personally like to hear his comments instead of posting them in a 'manhunt' article.

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012
Article comment by: Raluca Vlasceanu

To brother from another mother: These plentiful jobs you're talking about...please point them out to me? Week after week I open the paper and look in the "Help Wanted" section of this paper...and I see one or two real jobs IF I'm lucky. The rest are scams or advertisements for truck drivers. This just depresses me, you have no idea how much. It seems that in this town you have to know somebody to get hired - so how is someone like me supposed to get a job? Moreover so many businesses just going bankrupt or leaving, this town is dying and drying up. It seems to me that the only shot young people like me have is to leave town - IF you can afford it. So no, I don't find it surprising that some have to resort to robbery when out of options and obviously broke. I wish you were right though, I wish jobs were so plentiful that all you had to do to get hired would be to tuck in your shirt and shine your shoes. Until then I'll go peruse the jobs wanted section.

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

OK. Something here is very wrong. This person robbed a business. But the most important part is not put in here. What is written here in this paper. He force the woman to go with him. Is that not a more serious crime than robbery? Again a crime against a business trumps over the crime against the individual person. Should it not be that during the commission of a robbery, he did the above? A more serious crime?

Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012
Article comment by: brother from another mother

Approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall and 180-200 pounds huh? sounds healthy enough to get a job to me .this entitlement society thet most of us vote for is shooting us in the foot.dont tell me that there is no work out there there is! cut your hair tuck in your shirt, clean your shoes and take off the earrings ,your a man unless you need to go to buy a dress boy.maybe you need to quit smoking the weed dummy .

Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Article comment by: omg woah

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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012
Article comment by: Buster Webb

Need to get a carry permit for the next time.



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