Downtown Street-Robbery Thwarted by Good Samaritans – 2 Juveniles Arrested
GLENDORA – A recent social-media posting has Azusa Police Department investigating a similar incident that could be related to this crime in neighboring downtown Glendora. A sunny afternoon turned dark and dangerous on Sunday, September 26th at 1:15 PM as a woman was sitting on Glendora’s friendly, downtown tree-lined street in broad daylight.
A teenage male approached the female and grabbed her purse. The young robber ran toward an awaiting vehicle.
As Glendora’s downtown district is a well-known gathering place for the city, many lunch-time visitors took notice. “Several good Samaritans in the area came to the aid of the victim,” said Glendora Police Department.
“Together, they were able to retrieve the stolen purse and detain the subject and the getaway driver.” Both 16-year-old anonymous juvenile males, heralding from Upland and Colton respectively, were arrested for stealing the woman’s purse.
The young robbers were handed arrests for 211 PC (Robbery). It was learned that one of them had a no-bail warrant out of San Bernardino.
As a result, the pair were booked at the Glendora Jail, then taken to Juvenile Hall. Glendora PD affirmed that it was unknown as to why they were in Glendora, only stating “It appears that they were specifically looking for easy-to-grab items to steal.”
As to the fine work of the Good Samaritans, Glendora PD added, “This is one of those examples of why we are proud to serve the citizens of Glendora. In this case we are very grateful that it all worked out, but we want to remind everyone to be careful and call 9-1-1 if they witness a crime.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident and ongoing investigation is urged to please contact Detective Salinas at email@example.com, or call (626) 914-8250.