Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Arrest
PALM SPRINGS - On Saturday, March 31, 2012, at approximately 9:08 AM, the Palm Springs Police Department received a call of a residential burglary that had just occurred in the 600 block of Monterey Road.
A male victim reported that he was taking a shower in his home when he heard noises within his home. He exited the shower and then discovered a male suspect inside his home taking a laptop computer. The suspect saw the male victim and confronted the victim. The suspect struck the victim several times with the laptop computer and fled from the residence with additional items.
The victim then called 911 to report the incident. PSPD responded to the area and within minutes located the suspect in the 900 block of North Cerritos Drive. The suspect then fled on foot and officers began chasing the suspect through several yards to additional streets within the neighborhood. As PSPD established a perimeter containment in the neighborhood, the suspect continued to jump walls and run from yard to yard.
The suspect eventually entered an unlocked sliding glass door and entered an additional residence that was occupied. The suspect began moving objects which alerted the homeowner. The homeowner, a retired law enforcement officer, discovered the suspect in his home and detained the suspect at gunpoint in his home until PSPD arrived.
The suspect was arrested without further incident. The items that were taken from the original victim were located in the neighborhood. The suspect, who was on probation, was later transported to the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, CA.