Assault, Armed Robbery In Canyon Country
Suspects get away with victim's purse in Food 4 Less lot.
A woman reported that a man asking her for money in the parking lot of Dollar Tree at Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon Road attempted to assault her when she tried to get away from him on Tuesday.
The watch commander at the Santa Clarita station told KHTS Tuesday afternoon that the woman told deputies a man approached her asking for money in the store parking lot. When she told him she wasn't going to give him any, she got into her car, but the man returned and smashed the driver's side window, cutting his hand.
He left the scene in an unknown direction. The woman was not injured.
Detectives are also investigating an armed robbery that happened Monday night in the Food 4 Less parking lot at 19200 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country. The woman reported that two men, one of which was armed with a handgun, stole her purse as she was unloading groceries from her shopping cart.
The two suspects, described only as male Hispanics, age 25-30, then ran through the parking lot to an awaiting vehicle which was driven by a third male Hispanic adult - age 25-30.
The vehicle, described as a 2-door black Chevy pick-up truck with loud exhaust and clear tail lights, sped out of the lot onto eastbound Soledad Canyon Road and out of view. Responding deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects or the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.