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Morgan Hill Police, California
Thursday December 1st, 2022 :: 10:38 a.m. PST



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                      
Date: November 30, 2022
Case:  222002645
Contact:  Sergeant Scott Purvis (669) 253-4912
[email protected]
On November 28, at approximately 6:42 p.m., Morgan Hill police officers responded to the area of the Llagas Creek Trail and Watsonville Road to investigate an attempted robbery.  Upon arrival, officers discovered the lone female victim was walking south on the Llagas Creek Trail, when a male subject dressed in all black, approached her from behind.  The male suspect attempted to forcibly remove a backpack from the victim by pulling it over her head.  The victim and suspect struggled over the backpack before the victim successfully kicked the suspect causing him to fall to the ground.  The victim immediately ran to the Jack-in-the-Box restaurant where she was able to call 9-1-1.   
The suspect was further described as an unknown race male, with dark skin, no facial hair, approximately 6’ tall with a thin build and had a tattoo on one of his hands.  In addition, the suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, and black shoes.
Officers searched the area for the suspect; however, they were unable to locate him.
The Morgan Hill Police Department would like to remind our community members to remain vigilant this holiday season.  Walk in pairs if possible and remain in well-lit, highly trafficked areas. 
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Ryan Warren at: (669) 253-4988 or email at [email protected].
Additionally, information can be given anonymously by or 1-800-222-TIPS.

Morgan Hill Police, California
16200 Vineyard Blvd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-779-2101

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