Police investigate trio of east valley crimes

Investigators believe two robberies related, seek info on third

Jeff Stahl, KESQ News Channel 3 Morning News Anchor, jstahl@kesq.com
POSTED: 07:08 AM PST Nov 12, 2012    UPDATED: 07:21 AM PST Nov 12, 2012 
LA QUINTA, Calif. -

Police are investigating several armed robberies in La Quinta that are possibly related.

Two women say a man with a gun stole their purses Saturday night on the 54000 block of Avenida Rubio.

Another man had his wallet stolen a half hour later near  Venice Drive and San Marino court.

The suspect in both of these crimes was a hispanic man in his late 20's or early 30's who sped off in a white suv.

Police say two men forced their way into a La quinta home on the 51000 block of Avenida Bermudas then stole some property.

The suspects were described as hispanic, 5'8" with a medium build and wearing dark clothing.

The La Quinta Police Department is asking for the public's help in solving this crime. You can contact dispatch at (760) 836-3215, or by contacting Investigator Nieberger at (760) 863-8990.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP, or by sending an email at ThermalStation@RiversideSheriff.org.