Elk Grove police responded to an attempted robbery on Tuesday afternoon near Franklin High School.
The incident happened around 3:45 pm. Two teen victims were walking across the pedestrian bridge near Whitelock Parkway and Franklin High School when they were approached by two suspects. One of the suspects, suspect #2, punched both victims and demanded one of the victim’s phones. The victims fled without giving away their phone.
The suspects were described as Suspect #1, African American male, 5’8-6’0, 160-190 lbs., wearing a red sweatshirt and blue sweat pants. Suspect #2 was described as an African American male, 5’8-6’0, heavyset, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Last week there was a robbery after school near Morse Park.
Members of the community having information regarding criminal activity can send tips via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on their cell phones, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message. Once users type in their message and press send, they will receive a confirmation text indicating that the message was received.
“Tipsoft” should not be considered a replacement for contacting the Elk Grove Police Department via telephone (916) 714-5115 (non-emergency), (916) 714-5111 / 911 (emergency) or (916) 691-0411 (anonymous tip line). Instead, “Tipsoft” should be seen as an alternative method of contacting law enforcement to provide information regarding non-urgent illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, graffiti, theft and narcotics related issues.