On September 16, 2019, officers responded to an aggravated robbery at a local convenience store located on 3000 Port Avenue. The clerk reported that a white male wearing blue jeans, no shirt and a red hat had just robbed her at gunpoint then departed on a bicycle. The first officers on scene gave a description of the suspect and direction of travel.
Senior Officer Santos Garcia and Officer Victoria Fabie responded to the area of the robbery to assist officers in locating the suspect. Upon entering the area, they observed a male matching the description riding a bike in the area of Chula Vista and Greenwood. The suspect made eye contact with the officers and fled across the street, where he hit the curb and lost control of his bicycle.
Officers immediately exited their police unit, as the suspect raised his hands to surrender. He complied with the officers’ commands and was taken into custody without further incident. After being apprehended the officers located money, cigarettes and a lighter which were stolen from the store. The suspect additionally was in possession of a stolen black Luger pistol.
Senior Officer Santos Garcia and Officer Victoria Fabie are recognized for their keen observations and diligent investigation resulting in a felony arrest and the recovery of a stolen handgun, cash and other contraband.