On March 31st, 2015, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a clerk from the Super 8 Motel at 117 N. Azusa Avenue, called 911 to report a robbery. The clerk told the dispatcher that two male suspects had forced their way into the office, and tied up the clerk. The suspects ransacked the office, taking cash and miscellaneous property, and fled from the scene. The clerk was able to get free and call the police.
Officers from the Azusa Police Department immediately responded to the scene. As they were arriving, an officer saw one of the suspects still fleeing the area, but he was quickly captured. Officers completed a thorough search of the area, and located a replica semi-automatic handgun, stolen items, and other evidence. Although officers searched for an extended amount of time, the second suspect was not located.
The captured suspect was a 45 year-old male from Los Angeles. He was arrested and transported to the Azusa Police Department's Jail.
Please call the Azusa Police Department Detective Bureau at (626) 812-3200, if you witnessed, or have any information regarding this incident. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may click on the "Anonymous Tip" logo at the top of our website.
Safety Tip: What Should You Do During A Robbery?
If you find yourself being the victim of a robbery inside a business, we hope you'll remember these helpful tips:
- Comply with the suspect's demands. Do not argue, ask questions or agitate the suspect
- Remember - it's only property. It can be replaced
- Remain calm
- Call 911 as soon as possible. Do not call friends or family first. Call the police
Any information you can give the police about the suspect's description, actions, voice and direction of travel will help in the investigation. Even if you believe it is something small, tell everything to the police officers.