Sacto 9-1-1
January 26, 2011
Elk Grove PD hunting for red-glove bandit

safeway 211-2 copy.JPGBy Bill Lindelof

Elk Grove police are looking for a woman wearing red gloves who is a suspect in the holdup of a sandwich shop and the attempted robbery of a supermarket last weekend. (Photo at left.)

Police said a woman entered the Subway, 5030 Laguna Blvd., about 8:30 a.m. Saturday and handed an employee a note demanding money and indicating she was armed.

The robber was handed cash and was last seen driving away in a silver Volkswagen.

On Sunday at about 12:30 p.m., a woman whose image was captured on security cameras approached a customer service clerk at the Safeway, 5021 Laguna Blvd., and handed the employee a note similar to the one used in the Subway robbery.

However, the clerk, unsure what the note said because of the wording, left the customer service desk to speak with a supervisor, police said. The suspect then left the store and was last seen driving away.

The suspect is described as an Asian woman in her late 20s, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds.

She had long, wavy black hair was wearing a gray jacket, red gloves, black skirt and black boots.

Detectives believe the suspect's vehicle is a dark silver or gray Volkswagen Passat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Elk Grove police detectives at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357.

Callers to Crime Alert may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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