Deputies arrested a Valencia robbery suspect after he allegedly stole jewelry from the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Wednesday evening, officials said.
A robbery suspect was taken into custody at the Westfield Valencia Town Center moments ago by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies.The incident began at the Westfield Valencia Town Center’s JC Penny’s store. A man walked in and at some point stole a ring before he fled across Valencia Boulevard to the Kohls department store.That’s when the man apparently tried to leave the store with several items without paying. Loss prevention staff attempted to detain the man and contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.The suspect then oddly fled from Kohls back to the scene of the initial crime at the mall.Deputies then set up a containment around the mall and converged upon the suspect.He was apprehended and placed into a LASD SUV.
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Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall for a robbery call, said Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“A male adult suspect allegedly grabbed a ring from a salesperson in the fine jewelry section of a department store,” Miller said.
The suspect then reportedly took off running out of the store and across the street to another store located on the opposite side of Valencia Boulevard, where the suspect reportedly attempted to take merchandise without paying for it, according to Sheriff’s officials.
“The suspect was detained by the store’s loss prevention personnel, who immediately notified deputies,” Miller said.
However, the suspect managed to escape from employees, and ran back to the mall, where deputies quickly set up a containment, Miller said.
When confronted by deputies, the suspect ran in the opposite direction, according to officials.
“Little did he realize, he would be running straight into the arms of another pair of awaiting deputies,” Miller said.
Matthew Cammon, 23, of Canyon Country, was arrested and charged with felony robbery, Miller said.
Deputies discovered the Cammon was also on probation and had a warrant in the system.
Cammon was transported and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s jail, with no bail, according to arrest records.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to email@example.com. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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