SURPRISE, AZ - Surprise police are seeking the identity of a suspect who robbed two women Monday night.
According to police, the suspect attacked a woman outside her home just after she got out of her car. The suspect took the woman’s purse and left in a silver four door passenger car parked near the house.
A short time later, the suspect committed an additional robbery.
Police said one incident occurred at Cotton Lane and Greenway Road and the other at Bell and Reems roads.
Surprise Sgt. Bert Anzini told ABC15 detectives are comparing notes with other nearby cities to find out if they are investigating similar cases as well.
Those living near the two locations said they plan to take precautions in light of the robberies.
"I haven't thought about what I would do if it happened to me, but now I know that will will keep an eye out and really look around even before I get out of my car," said Jenna Harrington.
"I know we take a lot of things for granted in this world, and when we come home we're so anxious to get inside so we don't really think about our surroundings but we have to do that," said Mark Anderson.
According to police, the suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-7-inches to 5-feet-9-inches tall. He weighs approximately 180 pounds, has a goatee, and was last seen wearing a gray tank top and dark pants.
Surprise police have released a sketch to help identify the suspect.
If anyone has any information, Surprise police are asking them to call the assigned detective at 623-222-4289, or to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS to remain anonymous.
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