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September 3, 2013 > Help us catch the 'Snake Lady'

Help us catch the 'Snake Lady'

Submitted By Rhea Serran

On August 21st, an elderly female victim was approached in front of her residence by the depicted female suspect. The suspect told the victim that she worked for "The City" in the pest control department.

The suspect used a ruse, telling the victim that there was a snake infestation in the area and that she needed to check the victim's backyard for snakes. The victim showed the suspect to the backyard where suspect distracted the victim for 30 minutes, while allegedly checking for snakes. The suspect then left the area on foot (no vehicle seen).

When the victim went back inside she found the house ransacked and property, including jewelry, cash, and personal documents taken. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic female adult, 35-45 years old, wearing a navy blue baseball hat with the word "CITY" across the front. The victim said that the suspect had short blonde hair under the cap - but she believed the blonde hair was likely a wig. The suspect was also wearing a dark green work shirt with an unknown round patch on the left chest. The suspect had a nose ring, a lip ring, and a tongue piercing.

Please contact Union City Police Detective Cordero with any suspect information at 510-471-1365. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email

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