Transient Arrested for Sexual Assault and Robbery in San Rafael

Transient Arrested for Sexual Assault and Robbery in San Rafael

SAN RAFAEL – According to a recent Press Release issued by the San Rafael Police Department (SRPD), they received a report of an armed robbery on the 200 block of Larkspur Street at 10:15 pm on Tuesday, September 22nd. SRPD officers responded and found the victim unharmed.

The 200 block of Larkspur, where the first robbery was reported

The 200 block of Larkspur, where the first robbery was reported

The victim said that after he had parked his car a man approached him and demanded his property. The victim could see that the suspect was holding a handgun, and out of fear for his safety he handed the man his laptop computer. The suspect fled the area and SRPD units continued to search the area for him.

Shortly after midnight, less than two hours later, SRPD received a call from a woman who stated that she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault in the 400 block of Canal Street. SRPD contacted the victim and were told by the victim that she was getting out of her car when she was approached by a man who insisted on paying her for sex. She told him that she was not a prostitute but the man continued to harass her and block her path from leaving.

She felt threatened by the man, so she started to run away from him. The victim ran to her apartment and was chased by the suspect. When the victim got inside her apartment she attempted to close the door but the suspect had caught up to her and prevented her from closing the door. On her second attempt she was successful in closing and locking her door and the suspect fled the area.

Later that night a woman was accosted at the 400 block of Canal Street.

Later that night a woman was accosted at the 400 block of Canal Street.

Based on the matching descriptions SRPD officers determined that the suspect in the robbery and the suspect in the attempted sexual assault could have been the same person. The two crimes also occurred within 1/10 of a mile of each other. Officers searched the area and located a suspect who matched the descriptions. He was arrested for the robbery and the attempted sexual assault.

The suspect was identified as Aikeem Lloyd Roberts, a 28-year-old transient. He was booked into the Marin County Jail for robbery and assault to commit rape. Roberts listed his occupation as a customer service worker. Bail has been set at $75,000.

Roberts has an extensive record of arrests, sometimes for violent offenses. Less than a month ago he was picked up, on August 28 by the Marin Sheriff’s Department, on charges of battery and theft of personal property of greater than $400.00 value. He was also charged by Sacramento for a probation violation and held on detainers. At that time he reported living at a home in north San Rafael on Whitewood Drive. Six days before that he was charged with violating his probation.

He made the news in January of 2014 when he was accused of stealing four Infiniti cars and one Mercedes Benz from a Kirkland, Washington dealership. According to a story in the Marin Independent Journal, he had been involved in a high-speed chase on Christmas Eve 2013 in a stolen Infiniti while driving through San Rafael. After hitting speeds of 100 mph and running red lights, police abandoned the pursuit and he escaped. The next week, he was in Kirkland when he was arrested in the stolen Infiniti. He also had a duffel bag with nine cell phones, also suspected stolen. While out on bail, he broke into the Infiniti dealership, stole several sets of car keys, and drove off four Infinitis and one Mercedes Benz, and parked each in a lot nearby.

Aikeem Lloyd Roberts 2014 booking photo.

Aikeem Lloyd Roberts 2014 booking photo.

Returning to the scene of the crime late the next night in the Mercedes, he set off an alarm and got into another police chase. He crashed into a wall, and made a run for it, jumping into a slough, and swimming from the Kirkland police in the freezing January waters of the Washington town, which is northeast of Seattle. They never caught him. But Tuesday, January 14 he was back home in San Rafael, and was seen at the Ritter Center for the homeless in downtown. He was back again the next day, and police were called. When they arrived, he bolted, and tried once again to use his skills at escaping capture, heading into a parking structure and jumping from the second story, bouncing off an awning and into the pavement. His luck had run out, and he was captured and arrested.

Prior to that adventure, records show he was arrested in May of 2013 for fare evasion on public transportation, battery, resisting arrest, and failure to appear in court. Two months before that he had been charged with possession of stolen property and probation violations. In 2012 records show three arrests for resisting or obstructing an officer. And in February 2011 he was caught in San Rafael trying to rob a man at an ATM, threatening patrons at a restaurant with a fork, and kicking the arresting officer in the head. That same month he was also charged with public intoxication, petty theft, resisting arrest, and failure to appear on an earlier charge.

During this four year period, Roberts reported addresses at locations mostly in San Rafael, including the Ritter Center, or Sacramento in two instances. He has also been listed, as he is now, as a transient. He also reported his occupation as “customer service” on several occasions. But Roberts appears to more than just a homeless troublemaker. He has an active MySpace and Facebook page, updated as late as today, and calls himself “Dj Extra”. His MySpace page is filled with his songs. He also posted that he recently started working for Jack In The Box.

On Facebook he has commented on his life and history, once on August 16 when he wrote “…I just got out of Prison Aug 15 Saturday…out on parole for 3 years. I live in Marin Services for men a really nice home. Wish me luck.” Then on September 20, two days before his most recent arrest, he wrote “Sometimes people learn the hard way… is all I got to say about what happend 2 years ago Prison and Washington. I will never do no idiot [deleted] that doesn’t profit or better which lands me in Prision. I refuse to be institutionalized!”

Read More: Marin Independent Journal (2014)

CrimeVoice staff contributed to this report

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