Woman pushing stroller robbed at gunpoint near San Rafael Target



SAN RAFAEL (KRON) — A man robbed a woman at gunpoint Wednesday morning while she was pushing her child in a stroller, according to a San Rafael police spokeswoman.

The armed robbery happened at around 9:40 a.m. on the Shoreline Park Pathway, between a Target store and Shoreline Park, Cpl. Ronda Reese said.

While the woman was walking with her child in the stroller, a man came up to her from the opposite direction and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at her, Reese said.

Police said when the suspect demanded money from the woman, she took out her wallet. That is when the suspect hit her on the side of her neck and ran off with her wallet, Reese said.

The man was last seen running east on the pathway to Shoreline Park. He is still at-large, police said.

Police describe the man as white, 25 to 30 years old, medium build, with short brown hair. He was clean-shaven and was wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. He also had skull tattoos on his left arm, police said.

Police said two similar crimes happened on the same trail earlier in the year. Back in May, a woman reported that she was pushing a stroller along the trail when she was knocked down and dragged into the bushes and assaulted. The suspect in that case threatened to hurt the baby.

Then, back in January, another woman was attacked along the trailway while she was pushing a stroller.

There have been no arrests or suspects in any of the three cases. Police said it is unclear if the three attacks were committed by the same man but it is a possibility.

Police are urging people to call them at (415)-485-3000 if they have any information on the incident.

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