The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced in a news release on Monday that deputies have arrested a man who they stated that is responsible for a series of armed robberies spanning many weeks at retails stores across Southern California.
A 26-year-old, Darryle Samuel, was arrested on November 20 on suspicion of committing various armed robberies between early October and November 19, in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Investigators did not define which businesses the 26-year-old targeted but stated that he had robbed more than 20 retails stores in seven cities.
Detectives immediately evaluated that the robberies were being done by one person working alone. His technique was to advance to the store employees, point a handgun at them and then ask for cash, the department stated.
Surveillance footage that captured the accused and witnesses statements description about the man helped officials identify the man as Samuel
Following his arrest, investigators recovered a gun, clothing worn and cash thought to be linked to the robberies.
Samuel allegedly had earlier run-ins with law enforcement, following in multiple felony convictions for crimes including weapons violations and carjacking. Samuel is also a documented gang member and was on active parole for a prior robbery conviction before his arrest, the department stated.
He was being kept at the Century Sheriff’s Station with no bail and is scheduled for trial on December 5.
If you think you were a victim of the robberies, contact [email protected]
In the investigation, the L.A. County deputies co-operated with the Orange County Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.