Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Morning ATM Robbery Lands Suspect In Jail

Armed Robbery – Case Number 14-0592

Date/Time of Release:  February 5, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.

Today, at approximately 7:51 A.M., the Arcadia Police Department received a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred in the 1200 block of South Baldwin Avenue.  A witness to the crime reported that a male Hispanic in a hooded shirt, armed with a handgun, had just robbed a female of US currency who was conducting business at an ATM.  In addition to describing the suspect, the witness gave a description of a white Ford truck, containing gardening equipment, the suspect was seen driving away from the location of the armed robbery.

Officers working in the area located a vehicle matching the description and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle matched the description of the suspect and he was taken into custody.  Officers conducting the investigation at the scene located US currency and a weapon matching the description given by the victim.

The suspect has been identified as Peter Daniel Ruiz, 47 years old, who resides in El Monte, California.  Ruiz was booked for Armed Robbery at the Arcadia City Jail and is being held on $100,000.00 bail.

The investigation is being conducted by Arcadia Police Department Officers and Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150. You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

Robert T. Guthrie
Chief of Police

By:   Sergeant Jason Davis

        Operations Division

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