BARSTOW, Calif. (VVNG.com) — 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 wetip.com.
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