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Carlsbad Police Find Robbery Suspect Hiding in Brush Along SR-78

Carlsbad CA— This afternoon, April 28, 2018 at 2:50 p.m., the Carlsbad Police Department was called to Macy’s located 2559 El Camino Real in the Shoppes at Carlsbad Center, regarding a robbery that had just occurred.

Officers arrived and conducted an investigation into the robbery. The investigation revealed that Raymond Lee Serrano, D.O.B. 9/11/1995, of Ramona, entered the Macy’s department store and stole two pairs of pants and several purses.  Serrano then exited Macy’s without paying for the property.

Serrano was contacted outside the store by employees. While outside the store, the Serrano presented a knife to prevent employees from retrieving their property. The suspect fled into a brush area located between the store and Highway 78.

Arriving officers searched the surrounding area, including the brush area near Highway 78. Officers located the Serrano hiding in the bushes and he was taken into custody without incident.

Serrano was booked into the San Diego County Jail, Vista Detention Facility, for the charges of 211 PC –Robbery and 496(a) PC – Possession of stolen property.