SAN BERNARDINO –On Thursday San Bernardino Police released a photo of a man suspected of a March 13 home invasion robbery, hoping the public can assist in his apprehension.
The suspect fled the residence at 3794 North Ridgeline Dr. just after 9 p.m. on March 13, police said. Reportedly, the unknown man forced entry into the residence of three elderly women.
He held them at gunpoint, robbed them of the ATM cards, including the PIN numbers and, several hours later, someone used one of the victim’s ATM card to withdraw cash from a nearby bank ATM.
Police arrived within the hour. Det. Robert Albright was leading the investigation. There were “no injuries,” said Lt. Paul Williams, referring to all three women that lived in the residence. All three women were “legally” victims of robbery. Reports stated that the suspect fled in one of the victims’ silver 2002 Toyota Echo (license plate number 4WVW853) that had an American flag sticker on the rear bumper of the vehicle. Williams said, “The vehicle is still outstanding and listed as a stolen, felony vehicle.” Occupants of the vehicle, he said, should be considered armed and dangerous.
The victims include Mary Slamer, 67, and Judy Bacun, 70, both of San Bernardino. Police were still seeking both the suspect, thought to be a Hispanic man in his early 20s, along with the vehicle late Thursday night.
Williams did not say there was a connection to the death of an 82-year-old woman last weekend. Esperanza Jimenez Uvillado was found dead on the 400 block of South Mt. Vernon Ave., about six miles from the site of the home invasion robbery. Police are still investigating the discovery as a “suspicious” death.