Two juvenile robbery suspects arrested in Claremont
At about 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday August 19, Claremont Police officers responded to Rosa Torrez Park, located at 774 W. First St., to investigate a robbery that had just occurred. The three female victims were in the park, when two male juveniles approached them and simulated a handgun then demanded their purses. The women complied and gave up one purse.
The suspects left running west through the park. Some of the victim’s property was located along the train tracks adjacent to the park and additional property was located in a dumpster in a nearby apartment complex.
Detectives followed-up and, based on the suspects descriptions, identified two persons of interest. Officers attempted to contact them at their apartment, but they were not located.
A police department employee saw the two persons of interest near Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards and when officers tried to contact the two juveniles—one individual was detained without incident, however, the other fled on foot. He was captured a short distance away in the 500 block of west Foothill Boulevard.
An in-field show-up was conducted and the victims positively identified the two juvenile suspects. They were arrested and transported to the Claremont Police Department. The juveniles, ages 14 and 16, were booked and interviewed. They were later transported to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey for incarceration until their court appearance.