SANTA MARIA The Santa Maria Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to identify a woman wanted in a robbery that occurred earlier this month in Santa Maria.
On Feb. 12, police were called to a business in the 1400 block of South Broadway on reports of a robbery that just occurred. Officers found employees of the business attempted to prevent the woman from stealing a large amount of merchandise, according to a department news release.
During the incident, an altercation occurred between the suspect and employees. One store employee suffered a minor injury and the suspect fled the business on foot before officers arrived. No weapons were used in the incident, police said.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned woman in her mid to late 20s, blonde hair and a tattoo on her lower back. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Detective Hall at 805-928-3781 ext. 1308. To leave an anonymous tip, call 805-928-3781 ext COPS.