Benicia Pet Grooming Store Owner Assaulted and Robbed, Police Say

An assault and robbery was reported on Grant Street Saturday evening.

A Benicia business owner was pushed to the ground and her purse stolen over the weekend, police say.

Around 7:19 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to Mickee's Pet Grooming on Grant Street, where they found one of the shop's owners, Benicia Police Lt. Frank Hartlig said.

"She indicated to us she had been assaulted–pushed to the ground–and her purse was taken by an unknown suspect," Hartig said. "This individual then took off running north behind the 900 block of Grant Street."

The victim's purse contained several credit cards, about $90 in cash and a cell phone, Hartig said.

Police officers and a police K-9 searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

The victim described her assailant as a white male adult standing between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2, weighing around 180 pounds and wearing a camoflauge or gray sweatshirt and dark pants.

A bystander witnessed the robbery, but neither the witness or victim got a good look at the suspect's face, Hartig said.

The victim was not injured in the robbery.

Joe Feltcher December 12, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Bring the K-9 unit to Vallejo. I'm sure it will pick up the scent there.
Marlon Ostil December 12, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Richard Bortolazzo December 12, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Yikes! Arsenal crime wave...
Kenny December 12, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Glad to hear Mickee is OK. She is pretty isolated out there at 7 PM. Transients and tweekers roam that area. I am hoping the BPD is picking up their patrols until she and others close up.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" December 12, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Ignorance and predjudice is not funny Marlon. This is Joe Feltcher way of covering his tracks for past prejudicial and racial statements that he has made. You see the trick here is to use this article that identifies the "Perp" as white while continuing to vent the exact racist statement(s) that he has vented in the past against minorities and minority-majority communities. The evidence is irrefutable, just keep your eyes on the prize. They are masters of deception!!!! Criminals come in all shapes, colors, class, ages, genders and races; and they all suck big time!!!
T. Gunter December 12, 2012 at 07:50 PM
I both live and work within the Arsenal. My office is on Grant Street. I walk down Grant Street every day (mornings, during the day, and in the evenings). In the nearly ten years of living here, I've yet to come across any obvious transients or tweakers.
T. Gunter December 12, 2012 at 07:50 PM
However, I will be on the lookout.
Stan Houston December 12, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I've copied this op-page and sent it to home finders and a few other entities that promote cities and towns as possible new destinations for families thinking of moving to Benicia. That should put a frown on Richard's face. Fletcher and Richardson do a great job on validating that stupidity is still alive and well. The both of you are poster children for perpetuating exactly what you condemn.
Shawna York December 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM
This is horrible, but unfortunetly it's our reality nowadays.. We have to get ourselves protected! I am a Benicia local & I sell personal protection products. Pepper sprays, stun guns & other on-the-go safety devices. Contact me to get yourself protected, or order directly from my website. Damsel in Defense. www.mydamselpro.net/shawnayork
Joe Feltcher December 13, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Bobbie- I've said it before and I'll say it again, YOU make this stuff about race, not me. Vallejo is pretty much 1/3 black, 1/3 White, and 1/3 Asian.
Steve Alvord December 13, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Just remember, when they take the guns from the good guys, the only people to have them will be the bad guys.. Save our Constitutional right to bear and carry arms to save this injustice as spoken.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" December 13, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Now that's funny!!! Lmao
Riley Willerson December 13, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Way to go Shawna, putting in a plug for your business after a person is a victim of a crime, oh the american way, how insensitive can you get?
"The Black Panther of Poetry" December 13, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Now that's funny Riley Wilerson!!! Lmao


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