Keith Young and Mohamed Cherradi
PALM DESERT – Two suspects were arrested in conjunction with a series of robberies in the Coachella Valley.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Palm Desert and Thermal Stations, the Coachella Valley has been experiencing a rise of commercial robberies this year where suspects have been smashing shop windows and looting businesses.
The burglaries encompass cities throughout the Coachella Valley including Palm Desert, Indio, La Quinta, and Indian Wells. The targeted locations have been small local businesses to include dry cleaners, nail salons, beauty supply shops, auto parts stores, and restaurants.
The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team members assisted by officers from the La Quinta Police Department have been conducting a lengthy investigation in an effort to pinpoint and arrest the suspects that are involved in these incidents.
Officers responded to a commercial burglary on April 12 at a local business located on the 79700 block of Highway 111. At the scene, authorities were able to locate and arrest 47 year-old, Indio resident, Keith Young and arrested him at the scene.
Additionally officers located and arrested 38 year-old, Torrance resident, Mohamed Cherradi, who was wanted for an outstanding felony warrant, as well as domestic related charges in the city of Palm Springs. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department did not report whether or not Cherradi was involved in the burglaries.
An ongoing parallel investigation conducted by members from the Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit and the Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team also netted an arrest.
According to Deputy Armando Muñoz, the team determined Young was the suspect for for multiple commercial burglaries in the cities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells.
Young was booked into the Riverside County jail, located in the city of Indio for multiple counts of commercial burglary.