On July 24, 2010, at 7:00 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Georgina Avenue regarding a possible strong-arm robbery that just occurred.
Officers were advised that as the victim was preparing to go jogging, the suspect approached her and asked for directions. During the conversation, the suspect struck the victim in the face and took her purse. When the victim fell to the ground, the suspect fled from the location in a vehicle. The victim’s purse contained a cell phone and credit cards.
Further investigation by Santa Monica Police Department detectives led them to identify the suspect and the location of his residence. Detectives located the suspect at his residence in Hawthorne. Detectives recovered some of the victim’s belongings inside of the suspect’s residence. Officers also located a white powdery substance resembling cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the suspect’s possession.
The suspect was arrested and booked for robbery, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and parole violation. He is not eligible for bail.