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Barstow Man Linked to Thefts is Arrested as He is Observed Stealing from a Tractor Supply

BARSTOW, Calif. ( — A 27-year-old Barstow man linked to thefts was arrested after he was observed stealing from a Tractor Supply.

Detectives of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station received information about recent thefts in the Newberry Springs area being perpetrated by an unknown suspect possibly driving a silver Toyota Rav4 sport utility vehicle with a ladder attached to the roof. 

On January 23, 2024, Detective Faylor spotted a vehicle matching the description in the parking lot of the Tractor Supply store at 2420 W. Main Street in Barstow. 

While surveilling the vehicle, Faylor and assisting deputies saw a male subject, who was later identified as Anthony Luna, exit Tractor Supply with several employees attempting to stop him. 

Sheriff’s officials said that out of concern this was a theft in progress, deputies intervened and detained Luna without further incident. 

Through investigation at the scene, deputies learned Luna had stolen merchandise and allegedly punched a Tractor Supply employee to escape the location with the merchandise.  Luna was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for PC 211, Strong-Armed Robbery. 

Anyone with additional information about thefts related to the suspect or involved vehicle, please contact the Barstow Sheriff’s Station Detective Bureau at 760-256-4838.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or  

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