Man arrested in January attack of 71-year-old woman in South Sacramento after casino trip

Man arrested in January attack of 71-year-old woman in South Sacramento after casino trip

Two men have been arrested in connection with the January robbery of an elderly woman who was followed from a casino to her south Sacramento home, according to authorities.

Kesian Byron Edwards, 26, was arrested Feb. 10 in Oakland, where he is a resident. Jeral Wimberly, 23, of Antioch, was arrested Feb. 20 in Los Angeles, according to jail information.

It’s January 3, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies Responding to the Vintage Park neighborhood contacted a 71-year-old woman, who said a man entered her garage and punched her in the face while she was sitting in her car. According to police, the attacker then stole her purse.

Detectives who reviewed footage from residential surveillance cameras saw two men enter the woman’s garage while a third waited in a car, authorities said.

Edwards is being held in the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of robbery and is ineligible for bail. His next court date is March 6.

Wimberly is being held at Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail, also on felony charges, with bail set at $100,000. He will be transported to Sacramento County.

The sheriff’s office said detectives believe Edwards and Wimberly may be responsible for other robberies and are asking for the public’s help in identifying additional victims.

Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact the office 916-874-5115 or at Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers 916-443-HELP (4357).

Residents are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and watch for suspicious people/vehicles, especially when leaving places such as casinos, banks, jewelry stores and retail stores.

Authorities said people should avoid going home if they believe they are being followed and should call 911 whenever they think they may be in danger.

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