The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an alleged robbery committed off Angeles Crest Highway early Monday, after which a man believed to have been impersonating an officer led the authorities on a pursuit and was arrested.
Deputy Trina Schrader, of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, confirmed Monday that deputies assigned to the Crescenta Valley station responded to a robbery call at around 1:21 a.m. Monday on Angeles Crest Highway north of La Cañada Flintridge.
The suspect, described as a Latino in his 20s, “impersonated a law enforcement officer and stole the victim’s wallet,” Schrader said in an email. “Shortly after deputies arrived, they located the suspect entering a vehicle, and a short pursuit ensued.”
Ultimately, the man was taken into custody. Schrader said his identity is not being released while sheriff’s department detectives investigate. It is unknown whether the suspect used a weapon or force in the act of taking the victim’s wallet.
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