Deputies arrested two robbery suspects over the weekend who were involved in separate thefts.
On Friday, deputies responded to the 26400 block of McBean Parkway in Valencia regarding a robbery, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“Upon arrival, deputies learned the male was observed grabbing merchandise from the display shelves and exited without attempting to pay,” Arriaga said. “When a loss prevention officer attempted to detain the suspect, the suspect punched the victim several times.”
The victim was eventually able to detain the suspect with the assistance of a second loss prevention officer, Arriaga said.
A search of the suspect resulted in the recovery of a baggie of methamphetamine and the robber.
Deputies took custody of the suspect and arrested him for robbery and possession of a controlled substance.
On Saturday, deputies responded to the 25500 block of The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch regarding a robbery in progress, Arriaga said.
“Upon arrival, deputies learned a male entered the location, grabbed merchandise from the display shelf and exited without attempting to pay,” Arriaga said.
When an employee confronted the suspect regarding the stolen merchandise, the male pushed the victim, causing her to fall to the ground, according to Sheriff’s officials.
“The victim sustained minor injuries,” Arriaga said. “A male, later positively identified as the suspect, was detained on scene.”
Ellis Morgan, 32, from Newhall, was arrested for the Valencia robbery.
Christopher Ramos, 26, from Lancaster was arrested in connection with the Stevenson Ranch robbery.
Both suspects were booked into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and remain in custody as of Tuesday morning, according to Arriaga.
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