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December 31, 2013 > Strong Arm robbery solved, two arrests

Strong Arm robbery solved, two arrests

Submitted By Newark PD

On August 24, 2013, Newark PD responded to Newpark Mall on a report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred. The victim was a 53 year-old female who sustained minor injuries as a result of the robbery. The Victim was walking through the parking lot when one of the suspects violently grabbed the victimÕs purse, knocking her to the ground.

One of the suspects jumped into a waiting vehicle with the purse and fled the area. The fleeing vehicle was being driven by the other suspect in this crime. Newpark Mall Security was able to get a license plate number from the vehicle. Officer Josh Horst and Special Enforcement Detective Shannon Todd, through their diligent investigation, arrested both suspects.

Arrested were Luis Arevalo (Newark), the driver and Sergio Sanchez (Newark), the suspect who grabbed the purse. Sanchez was the final arrested on December 12, 2013.

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