Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Robbery Investigation – Four juvenile suspects arrested / #2008C-8601

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Issuing Employee: Sergeant Albert Ruiz – 760-770-0345 – aruiz@cathedralcity.gov
Type of Case: Robbery Investigation – Four juvenile suspects arrested / #2008C-8601

Date/Time of Initial Crime: August 31, 2020 / 1400 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: 31700 block of Date Palm, Cathedral City, CA


Summary:

On August 31, 2020, at approx. 1400 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to the 31700 block of Date Palm regarding four masked suspects that entered the business and forcefully took display cases with numerous cellular phones attached. Store employees were scared and made no attempt to stop the suspects as they fled the store with merchandise. The suspects ran to a blue newer Mustang with no vehicle license plates that was awaiting near a business. Store employees called the police 911 system and provided the suspect’s vehicle information and direction of travel, North bound on Date Palm toward Vista Chino.

Several officers positioned themselves on the Date Palm bridge and saw as the blue mustang approached the East on ramp to the I-10 Freeway. Officers got behind the Mustang and attempted a felony vehicle stop with emergency lights and sirens. The Mustang failed to yield. Officers were led on a vehicle pursuit that travelled 3.4 miles on the eastbound I-10 Freeway. The suspect vehicle (Mustang) exited the East off ramp of Bob Hope Drive at a high rate of speed and clipped a semi-truck and trailer and came to rest after striking the East guard rail of Bob Hope. All four suspects were detained at the scene and no injuries were noted. The four suspects identified as male juveniles, ages 16 and 17 were from San Bernardino County. All four suspects were arrested for Robbery and transported and booked at the Indio Juvenile Hall facility.

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