PRESS RELEASE
City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-661-7800
Fax: 530-662-5377


5/2/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #WDP13-002520
Subject :

SECOND ROBBERY AT KNIFEPOINT
Contact :Sgt. Jason Brooks    (530) 661-7800
Sgt. Steve Guthrie    (530) 661-7864
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at approximately 1:10 pm, Woodland Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 1180 Matmor Road (Autumn Run Apartments) for a report of a robbery at knifepoint.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim, 24-year-old Bellflower, CA resident Aaron Pukini.  Pukini told officers that he was sitting in his vehicle when a male suspect approached, reached through the open driver's window and took his wallet off of his lap and then walked away.

Pukini got out of his car and began following the suspect, who then turned around and brandished a black handled folding knife, telling Pukini to back away.  Pukini did so and then called 911 while the suspect fled on foot in a southwesterly direction through the complex.

Pukini’s wallet was later located within the complex by a citizen.  An undisclosed amount of money was missing from the wallet.

Pukini described the suspect as a Hispanic male adult in his early 20’s, approximately 5’6" tall and weighing approximately 280 lbs.  The suspect had a heavy build and was wearing a red T-shirt and black gym shorts.  He also had a tattoo on his left inner arm that ran from his wrist to his elbow.  The tattoo was described as a large shaded unknown name (letters) in cursive writing.  The knife blade was approximately 4” long.

Nobody was injured during this incident.

Anyone with any information about this incident in encouraged to contact the Woodland Police Department at (530) 666-2411.


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