SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – With the price of gold skyrocketing, Sacramento police are warning residents about thieves who are stealing gold by snatching jewelry right off their victims.

Police say in one case on March 2 in the 6600 block of Stockton Boulevard, a woman pushing a grocery cart stopped to avoid hitting a man who had stopped right in front of her.  The man reached over and ripped the woman’s gold necklace from her neck.

The suspect ran and jumped into a red four-door compact car.  He’s described as an Asian male in his early 20’s.  He was about 5’7” tall weighing 165 pounds wearing black clothing.

The day before, a woman was walking on the 6100 block of Lemon Hill Avenue when a man ran up from behind her and snatched her gold necklace.  The suspect kept running east on Lemon Hill.

He’s described a white male about 27-to-28 years old wearing black clothing including a black beanie cap.

The Sacramento Police Department is asking anyone with information about these crimes to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Comments (8)
  1. Kossy says:

    If someone put a cap in thier #$% when they did this #$% maybe these criminals would think twice before robbing someone.

  2. sosilly says:

    Maybe “people” should get a job and buy their own gold jewelry!! Stephen??

  3. Chris Webber Jr. says:

    hmmm. no racist comments. when its black people the racist come out.

  4. NEIGHBOR123 says:

    Gee Whiz ! More crime in South Sacramento ? Now the white guys are getting into it. He must be just passing thru the area. I guess crime happens in all colors not just Black and Brown……..

  5. Larry says:

    Again we need to go back in time. WANTED
    DEAD or LIVE

  6. Zzzzz says:

    Not a good time to wear gold, be careful with your smart phone too

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