Sunday, October 22 , 2017, 8:47 pm | Fair 61º


Local News

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery in Isla Vista

The victims say a man approached them in an alley about where he could buy marijuana, then stole their wallets and cell phones

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery late Friday of two men in Isla Vista.

The victims, ages 18 and 19, told deputies they were walking eastbound in Picasso Alley about 10 p.m. when the suspect approached them and asked where he could buy marijuana, according to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Drew Sugars.

The victims said they didn’t know and kept walking, through the alley and then through a field that connects to the 700 block of Camino Pescadero.

Sugars said the victims told deputies that the suspect approached them from behind while in the field, showed a handgun, ordered them to get on the ground, and then stole their wallets and cell phones.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, about 25 years old and wearing a black beanie, a blue rain jacket and black baggy pants.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the robbery is asked to call sheriff’s detectives at 805.681.4150 or the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at 805.681.4171.

Noozhawk managing editor Michelle Nelson can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >