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Juvenile runaway arrested for attempted robbery

Claremont police arrested a runaway juvenile after he attempted to steal a woman’s car keys at the Metrolink station Monday afternoon.

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. on the 100 block of west First Street, when the suspect approached a 58-year-old woman walking to her car and demanded her car keys while threatening her, according to a release from the Claremont Police Department.

The woman screamed and ran away from the scene. Multiple witnesses called 911 and provided police with the suspect’s description.

After officers—including the CPD’s K-9 unit, Luther—arrived at the scene, they located the juvenile on the Metrolink station platform, where he surrendered and was arrested without incident.

Police llater determined he was a juvenile and a reported runaway, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department.

The juvenile was arrested and taken to the Claremont Police Department jail before being transferred to Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center in Downey, where he is being held for court on an attempted robbery charge. His name was removed from the missing persons system, according to Lt. Ciszek.

The victim was not injured.

Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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