Sacramento, California – In a swift response to a strongarm robbery, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office apprehended two suspects allegedly involved in a series of robberies. The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at a specialty market near Stockton Boulevard and 65th Street in South Sacramento. Authorities have since identified the arrested individuals as 18-year-old Dominick Smith and a 17-year-old juvenile, whose identity cannot be disclosed due to state law.
According to the Sacramento Sheriff's Office, a suspect approached a 54-year-old female victim in the store's parking lot during the early afternoon hours. The suspect forcefully tore the victim's phone and phone wallet case from her possession before fleeing the scene in a vehicle driven by an accomplice.
Promptly initiating an investigation, deputies and robbery detectives quickly identified Dominick Smith as one of the suspects involved in the robbery. Smith was taken into custody on May 10, 2023, but was subsequently released on the same day after posting bail. His next court appearance has been scheduled for June 5, 2023.
As the investigation progressed, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the second suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile. On May 18, 2023, robbery detectives, accompanied by Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers, apprehended the juvenile without incident at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove. During the arrest, law enforcement officers discovered a Polymer 80 handgun without a serial number and a high-capacity magazine loaded with 9mm rounds in the juvenile's backpack. The suspect now faces charges related to the robbery warrant and possessing a firearm on school grounds. The juvenile has been transported to the Sacramento Juvenile Hall for processing.
Authorities believe that both Dominick Smith and the juvenile suspect may be connected to several other robberies in the area. Detectives are urging the public to come forward with any information regarding previously unreported victims or robberies that may be linked to these individuals. Identifying additional cases will assist in building a comprehensive picture of the suspects' activities and aiding law enforcement efforts.
Due to state law, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office is unable to release the photograph of the juvenile suspect at this time.
Law enforcement agencies encourage anyone with relevant information to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office immediately. The community's cooperation is vital in ensuring the safety and security of all residents and preventing further criminal activity.
The investigation into the robbery spree and the involvement of Dominick Smith and the juvenile suspect remains ongoing. Authorities are committed to pursuing all leads to bring justice to the victims and hold the suspects accountable for their alleged actions.
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