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Pomona Police Department
Thursday October 12th, 2017 :: 09:22 p.m. PDT

Pomona Police arrest armed robbery suspects.

DATE/TIME: Thursday October 12, 2017 at about 1700 hours.
LOCATION: 300 block of east Holt Av.
CRIME: Armed Robbery.
SUSPECTS: Joseph Hernandez 25 year old Pomona transient.
                   Jeremiah Wadding 18 years old Pomona transient.
                   Karon Knight 18 years old Pomona transient.
UNIT: Patrol Division.             

On Thursday October 12, 2017 at about 1700 hours the Pomona Police department received a 911 phone call from a citizen who just witnessed an armed robbery at a local business. The citizen watched the suspects exit the business wearing masks and armed with a handgun. The citizen watched the suspects enter a nearby getaway vehicle. The citizen followed the suspects and vehicle while providing the Pomona Police dispatch their direction of travel. Prior to the Officers locating the suspect vehicle, the driver had stopped in the area of Third St. and Locust St. where two suspects fled from the vehicle. Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle in the area of Mission Blvd and Garey Av., where two suspects were stopped and detained. Evidence of the robbery was located in the vehicle.  Officers were able to quickly obtain information from witnesses and the victim to provide a description of the two outstanding suspects.

The Pomona Police Airship who was also assisting the ground units located a suspect matching the description. The suspect learned the airship was tracking him and began running, attempting to avoid detection. The suspect climbed over several fences and eventually was contained to a large apartment complex.  The airship was able to coordinate the ground units to where this suspect was last seen.

Several Officers responded to this area and established a containment. Members of the Pomona Police Canine unit responded to assist with the search efforts of the outstanding armed suspects. The Canine team along with a search team began searching the large apartment complex for the suspect. The Police Canine located the suspect on the third floor hiding in a laundry room. The Canine was used to apprehend the suspect. No Officers were injured during this incident.

The Pomona Police Department is equipped with great assets that complement each other in the time of need to insure the safety of our community.  Three suspects were ultimately booked and charged as a result of this incident, one suspect is still outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909)620-2085.

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Written by:
Joe Hernandez, Corporal
Pomona Police Department

Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

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