Two Claremont High School students arrested on suspicion of robbery

Two Claremont High School students were arrested last week in connection with a string of robberies in Claremont and Montclair.

The two boys, aged 17 and 16, were arrested on campus the morning of Wednesday, January 10, according to Sgt. Jim Michel of the Montclair Police Department. Sgt. Michel did not disclose where the teens were from.

The names of the suspects were not released because they are minors.

The teens were arrested in connection to robberies in the area of people with their cell phones, selling their cell phones and marijuana delivery drivers, according to the Claremont city manager’s report. One of the incidents occurred at the Montclair Place mall on November 11, 2017, when four suspects snatched a woman’s purse, Sgt. Michel said.

One of the suspects was apprehended within a day of the incident at the mall, and additional leads led to the other arrests.

“Through some investigative leads, the two suspects that go to Claremont High School were identified,” Sgt. Michel said.

A joint effort by the Claremont and Montclair police departments led to the arrests. Claremont police Det. Erik Orozco could not comment on the arrests due to an ongoing investigation.

The two teens were arrested on suspicion of robbery, and they were transported and booked at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Matthew Bramlett


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