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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Saturday December 8th, 2012 :: 09:24 a.m. PST

Good Samaritans Assist In Capture of Robbery Suspect in Lancaster -LASD

In the evening hours on Friday, December 7, 2012, two good samaritans aided in the capture of a robbery suspect.

During the commission of a strong-arm robbery the suspect punched the store owner in the face causing him to bleed. The suspect then pulled clothes from the victim’s hands and ran out of the store.

Two citizen good samaritans saw the suspect run out of the store being chased by the bloody store owner who was yelling that he had just been robbed.

The citizens saw the direction the suspect ran and checked behind businesses in that area. When they found the suspect hiding behind a trash can, the suspect ran away and the citizens gave chase. When the citizens caught up to the suspect they tackled him and held him on the ground until deputies arrived.

Deputies arrived and took the suspect into custody without further incident.

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For more information contact:
Sergeant Kevin Pearcy
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Twitter @LASD_News!/LASD News’sDepartment

Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
501 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534

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