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Suspect composite sketch. Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department
Suspect composite sketch. Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff’s Department

The Capistrano Dispatch

An armed robbery occurred early Friday morning on a sidewalk in the 32000 block of Del Obispo, near the intersection of Paseo Carolina, according to authorities.

At approximately 5:45 a.m. on Jan. 22, a man was walking toward his 2000 Honda Accord, parked on the south curb line of Del Obispo, and found a woman sitting in the driver’s seat of his car.  The suspect had forced entry and was stealing cash and jewelry from inside the vehicle.

The woman immediately exited the vehicle, brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man before fleeing the area in a vehicle. There were no shots fired or injuries to the victim.

Authorities described the suspect as a woman in her early 20s wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and black leggings.  The vehicle she left in was described as a 1998-2000 emerald blue or green two-door Honda Civic.  The car was last seen traveling northbound on Camino Capistrano from Del Obispo, running red lights as the driver fled the area.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714.647.7000 or 949.425.1800.  Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.TIP.OCCS or at occrimestoppers.org.

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