Santa Monica police arrested a man and a woman on Friday, Nov. 28 soon after this pair had robbed an apartment at knife point then tried to getaway down an alley.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a report of an “armed robbery” at 1:20 pm on this day that had allegedly taken place in the 1000 block of Hill Street.
Initially, it had been reported that the suspects had broken into an apartment where the victims had been working and had stolen a purse and other unspecified sundry items.
Apparently, when the suspects had been confronted by one of the victims, the male suspect had pulled out a blade and ordered the victim not to touch the female suspect.
The suspects then fled the building and were seen running down an alley east of Lincoln Blvd. in a southbound direction. The officers soon detained the suspects in the alley.
The victims then identified the suspects as being the same man and woman who had been the perpetrators of the alleged robbery.
The officers searched the suspects – the woman was found to be in possession of the purse that had been stolen.
Based upon the evidence, the officers arrested this 27-year-old man, of Los Angeles (bail not granted), and a 30-year-old woman, of Pacific Palisades (bail set at $50,000).
Both were charged with robbery, burglary, and conspiracy.
Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.