Pasadena robbery suspect leaves wallet, ID behind at crime scene

PASADENA — A San Gabriel man who punched a security guard while stealing a bottle of wine from a Vons store, and dropped his ID at the crime scene in the process, turned himself in to police late Saturday, officials said.
Steven Diaz, 18, was booked on suspicion of robbery after he arrived with his parents at the Pasadena Police Department about 11 p.m. Saturday in connection with the robbery, which was reported about 9:30 p.m. Friday at Vons, 2355 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said.
“The suspect went into Vons and exited the store without making an effort to pay for a bottle of wine,” Clawson said. The alleged thief was confronted by a security guard, and a struggle ensued.
“(Diaz) punched the security guard in the face and ran to a waiting vehicle,” the lieutenant said.
But in the struggle, the robber dropped both wine, as well as his wallet, he said.
After identifying Diaz from the ID he left at the store, police went to his home but did not find him, Clawson said.
Police were ultimately able to contact him and he agreed to turn himself in.
According to county booking records, Diaz was released from custody pending his initial court appearance within three hours of his arrest after posting $50,000 bail.

Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Linkedin Email