On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, a Subway Restaurant located in the 200 block of East Live Oak Avenue, Arcadia, was robbed at gunpoint by a lone male suspect. Officers believed that the suspect was possibly responsible for two robberies earlier that afternoon in the City of El Monte, as well as an additional crime in neighboring Temple City.
The suspect was tentatively identified through use of departmental resources by Arcadia personnel and a joint agency investigation was initiated. Through efforts led by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the suspect was ultimately arrested on June 16, 2011.
The arrest of this serial robbery suspect is a great example of the cooperative efforts and teamwork demonstrated between law enforcement agencies.
The following information is from the LASD and details the arrest and subsequent filing of charges against the suspect:
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Bureau presented evidence today at the El Monte Superior Courthouse against an El Monte man for a series of armed robberies which occurred over the past several weeks in the San Gabriel Valley. Subsequently, the El Monte branch of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office filed nine counts of Armed Robbery against 32-year old Anselmo Rincon.
Sheriff's Department detectives worked with officers from the Arcadia, Covina and El Monte Police Departments to identify and arrest Rincon for the robberies.
Rincon was arrested by Sheriff's personnel at about 2:30PM on June 16, 2011, at a gas station in the 3200 block of Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, for Robbery and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be held at a future date at the Pomona Superior Courthouse.
Rincon used a replica firearm to commit the robberies, which were conducted primarily at Subway restaurants and dry cleaning stores. The replica firearm Rincon used in the robberies was found in the car he used at the time of his arrest.
"This collaborative effort to arrest Rincon has taken a dangerous criminal off the streets of our communities," said Sheriff's Lieutenant Chris Brackpool. "His robberies were becoming more frequent in recent days and the danger he presented was escalating."
Sergeant Michael ThomasDeputy Lillian PeckSheriff's Headquarters BureauLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department(323) 267-4800