Riverside Police Need Help to Identify Assault Suspect

RIVERSIDE – Riverside police officials have released surveillance photos in hopes that the community can help to identify the suspect involved in a mid-November assault. On Monday, November 14, 2016, at around 7:45 p.m. the suspect, a black man, entered the AM/PM located in the 1800 block of Columbia Avenue.

When he walked in, he attempted to use the store microwave to heat an unknown substance. The clerk told the suspect that he could not use the microwave and the suspect began to fight the clerk. During the fight, an innocent bystander was injured. The suspect vandalized the store and left in a late-model silver Mercedes Benz with no license plates.

The suspect was described as being around 30-years-old, 5’10”, 180 pound, with brown eyes, black hair, and a thick beard. He was last seen wearing a green jacket and a black “Bass Pro Shop” hat. Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to please contact Officer Paes with the Riverside Police Department at 951-826-8729 or

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