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Two suspects arrested for assaulting and robbing a 71-year-old woman in the Vintage Park area of South Sacramento

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department announced they have arrested two suspects that are suspected of assaulting and robbing a woman after she returned home from a local casino. The Sheriff’s office did not specify which casino.

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SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN FOLLOW-HOME ROBBERY OF 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

During the evening hours of January 3, 2023, Sacramento Sheriff’s Office (SSO) deputies responded to the report of a robbery that occurred at a residence in the Vintage Park area of South Sacramento County. Deputies contacted the 71-year-old victim, who stated a male suspect entered her attached garage, punched her in the face while she was sitting in her vehicle, and then stole her purse.

Detectives from the Robbery Bureau and Central Division Problem-Oriented-Policing (POP) deputies determined the victim was followed from a local casino. Residential surveillance cameras revealed two suspects entered the victim’s garage, while a third suspect waited in a getaway vehicle.

Arrest warrants were obtained for 26-year-old Kesean EDWARDS of Oakland, CA and 23-year-old Jeral WIMBERLY of Antioch, CA. EDWARDS and WIMBERLY were arrested pursuant to the warrants in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA respectively.

Detectives believe EDWARDS and WIMBERLY may be responsible for other robberies and are seeking the public’s help in locating any additional victims. Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Sacramento County residents are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and watch for suspicious people/vehicles, especially when leaving places such as casinos, banks, jewelry stores, and retail stores. Do not go home if you believe you’re being followed. If you ever feel you may be in danger, call 911 and follow the dispatcher’s instructions. #ssocfc

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Photo courtesy Sacramento Sheriff’s Department

Charges against Kesean Edwards

PC 211  Felony   
ROBBERY
Bail: No Bail
Total Bail Ineligible for Bail
Outstanding Warrants Unknown

 

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