Knife-Wielding Assault, Robbery, Car-Theft Suspect Arrested in Petaluma Following Chase

Left: stolen car seized following chase. Right: Troy Kobylinski arrested in Petaluma. (Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Photos)

By sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

PETALUMA (CBS SF) — A 30-year-old Santa Rosa man suspected in a car theft Saturday in Rohnert Park was arrested in Petaluma and faces numerous charges, including vehicle theft, robbery with a knife and evading arrest, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.

After stealing the car, Troy Kobylinski allegedly drove to the south end of Petaluma and assaulted a woman at Lucchesi Park, throwing her to the ground, jumping on top of her and brandishing a knife, Petaluma police said. He fled with her purse, cellphone and other belongings.

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