A response by the Santa Monica Police Department led to the arrest of an individual after an unsuccessful attempt to steal a Rolex watch valued at $40,000.
On Monday, Aug. 21, officers converged on the 159 Santa Monica Place, the site of the Rolex store, in response to an ongoing robbery. Upon their arrival, officers took Terrence Allen, a 26-year-old male hailing from Florida, into custody. Preliminary inquiries in the investigation revealed that Allen entered the establishment and specifically requested access to a timepiece valued at $40,000. However, upon obtaining possession of the valuable item, he tried to leave. Allen’s flight was thwarted by armed security personnel stationed outside the premises, resulting in a brief altercation and retrieval of the property.
Following the arrest, Terrence Allen was subsequently booked into the Santa Monica Jail. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office formally charged Allen with armed robbery (211PC) and Grand Theft (487PC). A bail amount of $125,000 was established for Allen’s release. Notably, Allen was also discovered to be a subject of interest in relation to a separate robbery case in the state of Georgia.