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Barstow Police searching for outstanding robbery suspect

Barstow police are searching for the suspect wearing the dark colored shirt with a white “Z” on the front.

BARSTOW, Calif. ( — Barstow Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an outstanding robbery suspect.

On October 7, 2019, at about 7:06 pm officers responded to a theft in progress at Tommy Hilfiger, located at 2796 Tanger Way.

According to a news release, “the caller reported that the suspects stole approximately thirty items of clothing and fled from the store. The Tommy Hilfiger employees attempted to stand at the door to prevent the suspects from fleeing but the suspects told the employees that they would be “peppered sprayed” if they attempted to intervene.”

Officials said ss the suspects fled, a witness was able to describe the suspect’s getaway vehicle to Barstow Police Dispatchers. The suspect’s vehicle was a white Nissan Sentra with custom black rims.

Officer Austyn Willis located a Nissan Sentra matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle on Barstow Road and East Virginia Way.

“As Officer Willis approached the vehicle, the occupants immediately fled from the vehicle on foot. Officer Willis quickly checked the vehicle and observed multiple items of stolen Tommy Hilfiger clothing, stated the release.

Responding officers pursued the fleeing suspects and established a perimeter around the area. Corporal Ronan Colleoc located one of the occupants of the vehicle, later identified as Carlos Molina, attempting to escape from the established perimeter.

The officers conducted an in-field show-up and the witnesses positively identified Molina as one of the suspects who stole property form Tommy Hilfiger.

Officer Franklin placed Carlos Molina under arrest and booked him at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto, CA for PC 211- Robbery.

One suspect in this investigation is still outstanding. The suspect is a black male adult approximately 6 feet tall, with a slender build and black hair. He was wearing a navy colored sweater with a large “Z” on the front, black sweat pants and brown shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation may contact Officer Montoria Franklin or the Barstow Police Department at (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also make a report by calling the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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