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Silver Strand Beach robbery suspect at large

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January 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a robbery on Silver Strand Beach in unincorporated Oxnard early Thursday morning.

At 1:40 a.m., deputies responded to the robbery report. The victim said he was walking on the beach when he was confronted by an unknown man wielding a knife.

The suspect demanded the victim's personal property, according to the sheriff's department. The two men struggled and the victim sustained a non-life-threatening stab wound.

The suspect ran toward Kiddie Beach. The victim was hospitalized.

Sheriff's deputies, Oxnard police and the California Highway Patrol officers conducted an extensive search of the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man standing 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build and light skin, wearing a dark-colored hoodie sweatshirt.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the suspect is asked to contact the Ventura County Sheriff's Communication Center at (805) 654-9511 or the Ventura County Major Crimes Bureau at (805) 477-7000.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).