Shasta Secret Witness Offers $2K for Info Leading to Arrest of Robbery, Assault Suspect

Oct 15, 2013 3:02 PM

A $2,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who assaulted two elderly citizens at the Comfort Inn in Redding on September 30.

According to the Redding Police Department, the two victims were in room 301 at the Comfort Inn on September 30 when they received a knock on their door at 3:55 p.m. The suspect stated he worked for the hotel and asked to check on something in the room. As the 81-year-old male opened the door the suspect then reportedly forced his way into the room and demanded the victim’s wallet. The suspect then pushed the male victim to the ground and forcefully took his wallet from his pocket.

The suspect then pushed the 81-year-old female to the floor causing injury to her head and back. Both victims were treated at a local hospital and later released.

The suspect has been described as a black male approximately 30 years old, 5’9”, 160 pounds, with very short hair. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Redding Police Department 225-4214.


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