93-Year-Old Woman Injured During Purse Snatching In Sunvalley Mall Parking Lot, 64-Year-Old Woman Also Robbed Of Purse

May 22, 2018 15:58 pm · 65 comments

Concord Police are seeking the identity of a man who they say snatched a purse from a 93-year-old woman and a 64-year-old woman on Sunvalley Blvd. in Concord on Friday at 4 p.m.

Police say during the commission of the crime, the 93-year-old woman was knocked to the ground. She remains hospitalized with significant injuries.

Witnesses described the suspect as a Pacific Islander male, 30-years-old with a bald head and heavy build. He is believed to have a tattoo on his right forearm and “gauge” type earring(s).

He was last seen fleeing the area in a white sedan, which is believed to be a Chevrolet Malibu, according to police.

Detectives were able to locate the above surveillance images of the suspect and the suspect vehicle, police said.

If anyone has information about this suspect, please contact Detective Mahan at (925) 603-5817. Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact the anonymous tip line at (925) 603-5836.

Beat Him May 22, 2018 at 4:03 PM

Someone should beat him and then beat him again… Glad there is a picture of him hopefully someone knows something. Hope he feels good about robbing elderly people what a POS…Maybe he should go to jail and become someones cell B*****

Marty May 22, 2018 at 5:38 PM

He should be executed on site.

Kirker_Pass May 22, 2018 at 7:20 PM

And then beat him some more.

The Snake May 22, 2018 at 10:15 PM

Pit of snakes. Then beat him again.

ClayDen May 22, 2018 at 4:08 PM

Scum. I hope they catch catch him and put him away for a long time. I hope the lady recovers.

Original G May 22, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Welcome to California home of soft on crime progressive liberal politicians.

Cartman knows what needs to happen.

Bailey resident May 22, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Can’t the PD make out the license plate?!?!?

Amanda May 22, 2018 at 5:48 PM

I’m going to assume he went to the mall with intentions of robbing someone, so he probably took off his license plates or covered it with a dealer tag..

JG27 AD May 22, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Back to Jail for him.


Stove May 22, 2018 at 4:36 PM

The Mall should high quality cameras (8k) to be able to read all license plates that come in and go out of their parking lots, or have dedicated licnese plate readers. If not shame on them.

Sign from Above May 23, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Great idea! Unfortunately, we live in California. There would be immediate protests against Sun Valley. They would be internet villains within an hour!

KG May 22, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Disgusting! Can’t wait to hear they caught the SOB. Hopefully the news stations show this picture. Someone knows who he is.

Classic Degenerate May 22, 2018 at 4:39 PM

What a piece of garbage. I hope that the woman is going to be ok. Karen will hit him at some point. His parents should be proud of his contribution to society.

Cowellian May 22, 2018 at 4:42 PM

He’s gonna need a really, really big disguise.

Jrose May 22, 2018 at 4:43 PM

What’s happening to Concord? The mall needs more security.

Marty May 22, 2018 at 5:39 PM

Most the time it’s people from out of town. I’m thinking Fairfield for this pos

Cellophane May 22, 2018 at 4:48 PM

That big guy beating up on a 93yo woman?

Cowardly act.

Nunya May 22, 2018 at 4:52 PM

Check Monument Blvd, scumbag central.

RunnerDope May 22, 2018 at 9:51 PM

>> Karen will hit him at some point.

Tell her to hurry up.

SpankyFortuna May 22, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Cowardice personified.

NoMoreFreeRide May 22, 2018 at 5:22 PM

Sunvalley should have license plate readers. Imagine how many cars would set-off alarms!

Stacy May 22, 2018 at 5:26 PM

Pick on someone your own size @sshole!!

BWIZZLE May 22, 2018 at 5:40 PM

Sick of garbage punks like this.
I wish there was still a way to publicly stone scumbags who prey on others to death!

Chris May 22, 2018 at 5:42 PM

Can they run the license plate number to see if it matches?

Law Dog May 22, 2018 at 5:48 PM

What a tough guy.

MikeT May 22, 2018 at 5:57 PM

What a POS.

RSD May 22, 2018 at 5:58 PM

What a coward. He really just a little boy that thinks he’s a tough guy. I bet he’s the first one crying for his mommy when it really counts.

LostandHappy May 22, 2018 at 6:13 PM

That big dude needs to be hunted down like the coward he really is. Hopefully street justice finds him before the court system intervenes…

L.ellis May 22, 2018 at 6:31 PM

What a jerk

Scum May 22, 2018 at 6:44 PM

Big brut, picking on a 93 y. o. lady.

Silva May 22, 2018 at 7:21 PM

Out there grabbing old women’s purses and running away. Put a 93 year old in the hospital, likely with broken bones. Wow, what a toughy.

Anonymous May 22, 2018 at 7:25 PM

The best idea I’ve read here is get his picture on every TV station. I think this guy is the type who may well kill someone.

Citizen May 22, 2018 at 7:44 PM

What a terrible man! Prayers for the older lady! I am so sorry!

J. May 22, 2018 at 7:57 PM

Fool does not know which side of his lip to grow his mustache on.

Frank May 22, 2018 at 8:31 PM


Please advise us when this idiot is apprehended. Deets, pls.

Tim May 22, 2018 at 9:02 PM

Waiting for my jury notice!

Tim May 22, 2018 at 9:17 PM

The level of a serious crime is enhanced when it involves a senior citizen. He should be carrying a tooth brush because he will be caught and severely punished for these cowardly acts.

Concordian May 22, 2018 at 9:37 PM

One more reason to shop online. If the City of Concord wants SunValley Mall to survive they need to figure out a way to keep the shoppers safe from thugs like this.

Mark May 22, 2018 at 9:54 PM

Someones mom, grandma,sister etc went to the mall to get out, I bet she probably can’t cause of her age, so she was really looking forward to this outing, I travel the bay pretty often I really hope the police are able to catch him first, there is no reason at all to injur an elderly lady then rob her, that is the scum of the bottom of the barrel, right there with child molesters.i really hope the lady is ok and the cops get him before the general public does. If the person responsible for this happens to read theses comments, do yourself a favor turn yourself in or do yourself in.

SmileWC May 22, 2018 at 9:55 PM

My goodness – a 93-year-old should be able to feel perfectly safe at this mall – thank you for showing his photo – let’s find him and then let the system punish him – and yes, I believe it will. And we need to take our local mall back – I was there this weekend. This mall is far from perfect – but it is still a very decent place to shop!!!!

Lela May 22, 2018 at 10:06 PM

A fall like that can be life-threatening for someone that age. I sure hope she didn’t break any bones. So hope she is ok. He should be essy to catch. He likely went straight to the nearest buffet.

whatever May 22, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Generally, the Polynesian people honor and care for their elders. I’m sure there are some Polynesians out there that know exactly who this person is, and hopefully their cultural pride will kick in and he’ll be dealt with not only by the law, but by his own people. There are social norms that even bad guys won’t allow to be broken, and certainly pushing down an elderly woman crosses that line.

I’m hopeful that his brothers, sisters and cousins will deal with him just prior to calling the police and letting them know where he can be found. He embarrasses and shames the whole culture, and that’s not who they are.

TPC May 22, 2018 at 10:10 PM

We as a species are doomed. May as well redact the words “empathy” and “sympathy” from the dictionary. WTF is wrong with people?

Observant May 22, 2018 at 10:12 PM

What’s up with missing door handles on the car?

Mad as Hell May 22, 2018 at 10:28 PM

Castrate, then BOIL him!

? May 22, 2018 at 10:37 PM

Now imagine if those two victims had concealed carry permits….

It’s me May 23, 2018 at 6:26 AM


Whatever May 23, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Yes imagine the 93 yo lady shooting in a crowded parking lot at the fleeing car.

senior sally May 22, 2018 at 11:38 PM


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Amy May 22, 2018 at 11:46 PM

Can anyone identify him from that tattoo on his right forearm?

Same May 23, 2018 at 5:34 AM

I bet he will be found within a few hundred yards of a buffett.

Dorie May 23, 2018 at 6:49 AM

Wow what a coward preying on a little old lady. Hope they catch the SOB

Nonya May 23, 2018 at 7:17 AM

Too bad they did away with public hangings 🙁

bdml May 23, 2018 at 10:37 AM

It takes a special type of waste of skin to assault people let alone old woman. Hope he gets his before the police find him.

ON DA May 23, 2018 at 10:46 AM

Boy are you a load of crap

Khloe May 23, 2018 at 11:03 AM

People keep saying LICENSE PLATE READERS. Do u really think idiots like that own a car never mind registering it in their name. They usually don’t even have a valid drivers license.

RT May 23, 2018 at 11:30 AM

And Concord wants to make pot storefronts legal and place them in shopping centers so more stuff like this would happen!

Inquiring mind May 23, 2018 at 12:34 PM


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America May 23, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Wonder what his mother and grandmothers think of their rotten adult child. Hope he is found and gets what he deserves in prison. How brave of this piece of garbage to attack, injure and rob elderly women!

Clam Bake May 23, 2018 at 3:12 PM

I don’t carry a purse anymore. I have a jacket (or vest) with zippered pockets. A clever business would be to create “decoy” purses. All sorts of humorous “contents” come to mind – monopoly money, a toy cell phone, a “what me worry” fake license, fishing lures, a can of cat food – you get it.

Susanne May 23, 2018 at 9:52 PM

I hope the elderly woman is able to recover. What a disgusting human being he is and that’s being kind. I hope he gets caught and publicly shamed.

Susanne May 23, 2018 at 9:53 PM

I hope the elderly woman is able to recover. What a disgusting human being he is and that’s being kind. I hope he gets caught and publicly shamed. Prayers go out to the elderly woman.

Anonymous May 23, 2018 at 10:26 PM

His name is Otto Halafihi. I called it into the tip line as well.

WC Resident May 23, 2018 at 11:41 PM

The suspect has been arrested. Otto Halafihi, age 29, turned himself in to Patterson police. Concord PD has him now.

Original G May 24, 2018 at 8:35 AM

Thank You for posting that good news.

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