Berkeley Police to man who clubbed 87-year old woman: Turn Yourself In
Officers responded to a robbery report on the morning of September 23 where David Steen, 51, allegedly stole personal items from the elderly woman.
The victim was able to get to her car and leave the fairgrounds and sought medical attention.
She sustained moderate head injuries consistent with the described attack.
The victim was able to provide police with a detailed description of her assailant, his vehicle and also was able to complete (with a State Police sketch artist) a composite of her attacker.
Detectives felt that the randomness of this violent attack and the remote location where it occurred created unique obstacles in which to solve this case and identify and arrest the perpetrator.
They followed up on hundreds of leads, which included suspect interviews, data research, witness interviews, area canvasses, surveillance operations, and tip line calls.
The evidence gathered in this case lead to the identification of a male who fit the description and who use to frequent Miller Airpark where he would bring his small dog.
Detectives were able to at first identify a name of the subject’s dog as well a detailed vehicle description.
These clues were used to assist in identifying Steen as the suspect.
Police believe and support through evidence gathered thus far, that Steen is the man who attacked the elderly victim with a golf club during a robbery.
As a result, there is now an active warrant for his arrest, as attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful.
Steen is facing charges for Robbery in the First Degree, Aggravated Assault in the 3rd Degree, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in the 3rd degree and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon of the 4th degree.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Steen is asked to contact your local law enforcement agency and not to confront him.
Anonymous Tips can be made by calling 732-341-1132 x611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"David Steen if you are reading this PLEASE TURN YOURSELF IN IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY."
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