Attempted Robbery/Assault with a Deadly Weapon


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Josh Hephner

File # TE230450192


On February 14, 2023, approximately 7:00 PM, Riverside Sheriff’s Southwest Station deputies responded to a business in the 40800 block of Winchester Road in the City of Temecula, reference an attempted robbery. It was learned the suspect approached the victim and attempted to take his property at knifepoint. A bystander who was recording the incident startled the suspect and the victim was able to get away without being harmed.

The Southwest Station’s Robbery/Burglary Suppression Team (RBST) responded and assumed the investigation. Members of RBST positively identified the suspect as Suukat Harvey, a 20-year-old resident of Valley Center. On March 9, 2023, Harvey was located near the 54000 Block of Golsh Road in Valley Center.

Suukat Harvey

Harvey was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with information related to this case or aware of additional incidents involving Harvey is encouraged to contact Deputy Alfonso Valadez of the Southwest Station RBST at (951) 696-3000.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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