The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an apparent armed robbery t, according to Public Information officer Lt Damon Gil Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 11,000 block of Highway 70, Thursday evening to investigate a report that someone had been shot at that location. When deputies arrived they found the 61-year old resident of the home suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body, and other blunt force injury. Gil says robbery does appear to be the motive.
“The victim has identified some items that were taken from the residence. We’re not going to identify those at this point, Certainly we believe that with the fact that the force and the weapon that was used and the fact that the suspect did take something from the residence, we do believe that robbery was the motive.”
The investigation revealed that an unknown male forced entry into the residence, where the victim was home alone. A struggle ensued between the men, and during the altercation the victim was shot and beaten. It is unclear why this location was targeted. The suspect was described as a white male adult, 20-30 years of age with shoulder length brown hair. He was about 5’9″ tall with a medium build. He wore jeans with a Levi style jacket with a hood. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department at 749-7777. The victim was transported to Rideout hospital with non-life threatening injuries.