Why Are Police Using a Caricature to Look for a Robbery Suspect?

Do you recognize this man?

It may not be a typical police sketch but it seems to be fitting considering this suspect’s alleged crime: robbing a caricature artist after sitting for a portrait.

This allegedly happened Tuesday during the Festival of Lights holiday event in Riverside, California. The man allegedly approached the artist just before midnight and asked to have his picture drawn. He sat for the drawing, but once the artist was finished, he allegedly grabbed the artist’s money bag and fled, leaving the portrait behind.

The artist said the bag contained about $500 in cash.