On Wednesday January 27, 2016, at about 2:32 P.M., Arcadia police officers were dispatched to the parking lot in the 100 block of East Huntington Drive regarding a robbery. The victim posted a laptop for sale on Craigslist and arraigned to meet the suspect in the parking lot of a local business. As the victim approached the suspect with laptop in hand, the suspect struck the victim and took the laptop. The suspect then entered a newer red Ford Mustang with paper plates and fled the area. Officers were unsuccessful in locating the suspect or the suspect vehicle during an area check. The victim suffered a minor injury.
The suspect was described as being a Hispanic male, approximately 25-30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and heavy build. He was wearing a black hoodie type sweatshirt.
This case is currently under investigation by the Arcadia Police Department Detective Bureau. Anyone with information related to this case 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 Tony Juarez