On September 27 at approximately 4:40 pm, a theft by false pretenses and
robbery occurred in front of the Technology Credit Union in Cupertino.
Earlier that day at approximately 2 pm, as the victim was pulling
into his driveway of his Fremont home, a 33-35 year old Hispanic male
approached him. The suspect told the victim that he had won a
substantial amount of money in a California lottery game. Suspect
further told the victim that he needed money for a family medical
emergency and would sell the ticket to the victim at a discount.
After the victim called the California Lottery Commission and
confirmed that the numbers on the ticket were indeed the winning
numbers, he willingly agreed to pay the suspect an unspecified amount
for the ticket.
The two drove the victim’s car to the Fremont branch of Technology
Credit Union to withdraw the funds. The victim was able to withdraw only
part of the funds. The men drove to the Cupertino branch of Tech CU,
where the victim withdrew the remainder of the funds from his bank
As the two men sat in the victim’s car, the suspect forcibly took the money and the lottery ticket and fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a 33-35 year old Hispanic male,
approximately 5’6” tall, 170 pounds. He had brown eyes, black hair and
light complexion. He had no facial hair and was well groomed. Suspect
was wearing a tan short sleeve dress shirt and light beige pants.
Anyone with information concerning this case is encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Dean Baker at 808-4500.