Second Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Palm Desert

The second robbery occurred about 9:15 p.m. in the 74000 block of Highway 111, according to sheriff's officials.

Two women were robbed at gunpoint at their vehicles in Palm Desert Friday within five hours of each other but officials have not said whether the cases were related.

In both cases, however, the suspects, Latino and in their 20s, had shaved heads and drove off in black, primer-colored trucks with paper plates.

To read about the first robbery, please click here.

The second robbery was reported about 9:15 p.m. in the 74000 block of Highway 111, near Portola Road, officials said.

The victim told deputies she had just parked her vehicle but had not yet gotten out when another vehicle pulled up beside hers and she was approached by a gunman demanding her property, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Carroll.

Investigators determined the robber took a cell phone and a purse, among other items, then got into a black, primer-colored Jeep Cherokee with paper plates reading "Mitsubishi," and tinted back windows.

The suspect in the first robbery also drove a black, primer-colored truck, this one with paper plates reading "Paradise," officials said.

The suspect in the second robbery stands about 5 feet 6 and weighs 170 pounds; he wore a dark, hooded pullover sweatshirt and blue jeans, officials said.

A composite sketch is attached to this article.

Authorities ask anyone with information to call 911 or the sheriff's Palm Desert station at 760-836-1600; callers may also provide anonymous tips at 760-341-STOP.


MARK November 12, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Today headline news CNN. Gun sales up and Gun stocks up after Obama Election. Why???? People scare and trying to protect what they worked so hard for. Cop's try eating at McDonalds on Hwy 111, maybe you can keep people from asking us to purchase homemade CD's. Yeah, you know the ones that follow Women and Girls to their car's asking to buy their RAP MUSIC. Okay here it comes "COME ON MAN"
Reginia Sam November 12, 2012 at 08:08 PM
What!!!! Which McDonalds?
Reginia Sam November 13, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Check this out. I just heard about a robbery right here on my street in the La Quinta. 2 robberies in a row that happened Saturday. Who was it? I'll give you 3 guesses, the first one don't count. 2 robberies back to back.
MARK November 13, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Right across the Mall. 4 Black guys always there trying to sale Rap music they put together on CD's. They target mostly Women and young White teenagers. They're there everyday, same time and same clothes. I know the Cop's are so stressed out trying to race across the city looking for a parking space in Starbucks, but "COME ON MAN". Especially that COP that drives the SUV, always racing down El paseo for what?? COME ON MAN!!!! Regina good luck in La Quinta. Take care
Laurie Lerner November 14, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Ron Moon you could not be more right on. I am sick of paying for everything for people that illegally come here.


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