All Points Bulletin - Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Suspect Arrested for Purse Robbery in Parking Lot

On October 30, 2015 at approximately 8:10 p.m., a strong arm robbery occurred in the parking lot of 14127 Capri Dr. The suspect approached the victim as she entered her vehicle, reached into the vehicle, and stole the victim's purse.

A physical confrontation ensued as the suspect restrained the victim, and suspect fled the scene on foot with the victim's purse. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The suspect was described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, wearing a white polo shirt and light colored shorts.

Los Gatos Monte-Sereno Police Detectives conducted further investigation and discovered evidence that the victim's property was being used at bay area retail locations since the time of the robbery. YASSEEN MALCOM DARAWISH, 24 years old of Los Gatos, was identified by detectives as being the suspect responsible for the robbery.

On November 4, 2015 Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Detectives and Officers conducted surveillance of DARAWISH and contacted him at Winchester Blvd. and W. Parr Ave. DARAWISH was found to be in possession of stolen property belonging to the victim. Additional evidence linking DARAWISH to the robbery was located during the execution of a search warrant at his residence. YASSEEN DARAWISH was arrested by police detectives and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on charges of 245 (A)(4) PC- Assault with injury, 211 PC- Robbery, 236 PC- False imprisonment, and 496(a) PC- Possession of stolen property.

If anyone has additional information regarding this individual or incident, please contact the Los Gatos Monte-Sereno Police Department at (408) 354-8600.

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