Two Strong Arm Robbery Suspects Arrested in Palm Desert

Two Strong Arm Robbery Suspects Arrested in Palm Desert

Martín Di Felice

Palm Desert, CA

Two men suspected of committing a strong arm robbery in Palm Desert were in custody Wednesday.

The robbery was reported at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday in the 73000 block of Highway 111, said sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Irvine.

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One suspect grabbed a woman’s purse, Irvine said. She was not injured. The purse snatcher fled in a white sedan driven by another man. Officers searching the area found the car and detained the occupants, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Lukesh and 22-year-old Damon Sepulveda, both of Yucaipa, according to Irvine.

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The men were arrested on suspicion of robbery and booked into the Riverside County Jail, Irvine said.