PLEASANT HILL (BCN) – Three women were attacked and robbed Monday evening while walking in a shopping district in Pleasant Hill, police said.

Around 6:25 p.m., the three women were walking along the 600 block of Contra Costa Boulevard just north of the Sunvalley Shopping Center when four female suspects approached them.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

The suspects asked to borrow a cell phone and for change of a $5 bill, but then knocked the victims to the ground and began kicking them, according to police.

A purse belonging to one of the victims was snatched during the attack before the suspects fled southbound in the direction of the mall, police said.

Although Pleasant Hill and Concord police officers searched the area, the suspects, who are black and in their late teens and early 20s, are still at large.

The suspects range from 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with thin to medium builds, according to police.

One of the women was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, light red plaid shirt, and dark jeans. Another had on a pink sweatshirt and grey jeans, and a third was seen wearing light grey pants and dark colored tennis shoes.

The victims suffered minor injuries, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pleasant Hill police investigators at (925) 288-4600.

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Comments (4)
  1. Dr. Doom says:

    Hate crime?

    1. AC resident says:

      A hate crime, more like a crime of robbery. Young women fitting this profile have been doing these crimes in the bay area in the recent months.

  2. Zack Debarco says:

    Dr. Doom may have a point. I think the cops need to start really investigating these sorts of crimes. Better interview skills to ferret out any possible hate crime aspects. The rat packing of victims is especially bad.

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