Photo: Doyle Swarm
On January 3rd, Doyle Swarm walked into a propane business on the 10300 block of Ave 416 in Sultana looking for something other than propane.
He used his “Rambo” knife to threaten the employees and demand they hand over the register’s contents. He left the store with $200 to $600 in cash and fled into the town of Orosi.
Orosi substation deputies headed to the store to collect evidence. Witnesses and video surveillance were able to provide a description of the suspect and his vehicle.
Detectives soon spotted a vehicle matching the description of Swarm’s getaway car near Avenue 424 and Road 124. He was signaled to pull over which he did. Detectives recognized that Swarm was wearing the same clothing as the man from the robbery and found a knife matching the “Rambo” knife the suspect used during the robbery, as well as a large sum of cash.
Upon positively identifying Swarm as the man who robbed the propane store, he was arrested and booked into Visalia’s Adult Pre-Trial Facility. The 53-year old is facing a second degree robbery charge and is being held on $60,000 bail.
Photos from Tulare County Sheriff’s Office