2 men sought in connection with construction site robbery

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Police on Monday were looking for two men suspected of breaking into a fenced-off construction site in Riverside and stealing more than $1,000 worth of tools.

The robbery occurred at about 11:25 p.m. Friday at 3750 University Ave., after which the two suspects fled from the site on foot to a nearby parking garage where they stashed the power tools in a car, according to the Riverside City Police Department.

Investigators said the suspects then walked around the downtown entertainment district.

One suspect was described as a 20- to 25-year-old white or Hispanic man who is 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red hat, gray button-down flannel and light blue jeans, police said.

The second suspect was described as a 20- to 25-year-old white or Hispanic man who is 5-feet-9 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt under a black windbreaker-style vest and gray pants, police said.

Anyone with information about the alleged robbery or the suspects was urged to contact Officer C. Nelson of the Riverside Police Department’s North Neighborhood Policing Center at 951-353-7999 or cnelson@riversideca.gov.