Violent Purse Theft Leaves Victim In Shock: San Fernando Police Seek Suspect

SAN FERNANDO, CALIFORNIA – A woman was violently attacked and robbed of her purse while walking home in San Fernando earlier this week after purchasing flowers for her mother. The incident, which took place on Monday afternoon on Park Avenue, has left the community on edge as law enforcement searches for the suspect.

The victim, Juliana Murillo, recounted the terrifying ordeal of being pushed to the ground by a man as she was entering her apartment after buying flowers for her mother’s birthday. Surveillance cameras captured the attack, showing Murillo struggling with the assailant in an attempt to hold onto her purse before he fled in a dark-colored vehicle.

Authorities are urging the public to remain vigilant of their surroundings, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing personal safety over material possessions. Lt. Walter Dominguez of the San Fernando Police Department stressed the need for individuals to prioritize their well-being in such situations and to avoid engaging in physical confrontations with perpetrators.

In their efforts to apprehend the suspect, law enforcement officials are utilizing advanced technology, including the Flock Camera license plate recognition system. This tool assists in identifying and tracking vehicles potentially involved in criminal activities, aiding in the investigation to locate the perpetrator responsible for the violent attack.

Dominguez assured the community that every resource available is being utilized to identify and apprehend the suspect. He encouraged anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation by contacting the San Fernando Police Detective Bureau.

As the search for the assailant continues, residents of San Fernando are reminded to remain cautious and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. The safety and well-being of the community remain a top priority as authorities work tirelessly to bring the perpetrator to justice.