Terrell D. Huntsman, a 28 year old male from Altadena was arrested early Saturday morning, July 3, 2010, and was booked at the Arcadia City Jail for robbery. At about 12:30 am, a female was leaving a restaurant located in the 800 block of South Baldwin Avenue with some friends. The female victim entered a vehicle parked at the curb on Baldwin and was confronted by a male suspect who demanded her purse. The victim and suspect struggled over the purse as the suspect tried to pull it away from her, breaking the purse strap. The suspect then pulled out a "shotgun" and pointed it the victim. The victim complied and handed over the purse. The suspect then ran away on foot and was seen by a witness entering a dark colored SUV parked in a nearby business parking lot. The suspect left in the SUV via eastbound Huntington Drive. The victim was not injured during the confrontation.
An alert APD Officer found an SUV matching the suspect vehicle description parked in a business lot near Huntington Drive and First Avenue shortly after the robbery occurred. The Officer saw the butt of a "shotgun" behind the driver's seat in the SUV. Officers waited and at about 1:45 am, a male matching the robbery suspect description approached the SUV. The male, Huntsman, was detained at the scene, was positively identified by witness, and was arrested.
Officers recovered the weapon from the SUV and it was found to be an Airsoft weapon designed to resemble an actual shotgun. Property from the robbery was also found on Huntsman during the arrest.