On November 1, 2022, at 12:29 PM a robbery occurred at The Shops at Santa Anita, 400 S.
Baldwin Avenue. While the victim was sitting in her parked vehicle, a male suspect entered her
vehicle. The suspect struck the victim’s face and body with his fists, grabbed the victim’s handbag from her lap, and fled the location in a black BMW sedan. The suspect and suspect vehicle description was similar to other incidents of purse thefts in Arcadia.
During the investigation, Arcadia Police Detectives obtained information on a possible suspect
vehicle. On November 1, 2022, at 2:38 PM, Detectives located the suspect vehicle in the parking area of the Shops at Santa Anita. Arcadia Police Detectives conducted surveillance on a black BMW sedan, which matched the suspect vehicle description. A traffic stop was conducted on the black BMW and the two occupants were contacted. The occupants were in possession of stolen property from the earlier reported robbery. Based on the statements, evidence, and
investigation, the two occupants were taken into custody for robbery. As a result of the
investigation, it appears the two suspects were possibly involved in previous purse thefts in the
city of Arcadia.
The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case number 2204653. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.