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Deputies arrest one more suspect in Canyon Country bike path robberies

Posted: July 1, 2014 2:03 p.m.
Updated: July 1, 2014 2:03 p.m.
 

Local sheriff’s deputies investigating recent robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country have arrested one juvenile and are looking for another youth following raids on two locations today, according to a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Shortly before noon Tuesday, deputies assigned to the station’s Burglary Team, Crime Prevention Unit and the Career Offenders, Burglary, Robbery Apprehension Team, or COBRA, searched two locations in Canyon Country in connection with armed robberies, Deputy Josh Dubin said Tuesday.

“COBRA, along with the station burglary team and CPU deputies, served two search warrants this morning in Canyon Country in relation to the recent bike path armed robberies,” he said.  

“One male juvenile was arrested, with another male juvenile still outstanding,” he said. “The arrested juvenile was transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.”

The arrested youth is expected to appear soon in court.

Deputies who arrested three people earlier this month vowed to arrest at least four more people as they continue their investigation into robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country.

“We’re looking at between four or five suspects being arrested in connection with the bike path incident,” Dubin said at the time.

On Tuesday, deputies pursued leads directed at two of their outstanding suspects.

Meanwhile, deputies continue to probe at least two robberies and an attempted robbery that occurred in May. In one of the robberies, as many as eight men reportedly swarmed the victim.

Earlier this month, deputies arrested three people in connection with the bike path robberies, including a 15-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man.

“We want people to know that they’re safe on the bike paths,” Dubin said last week.

Deputies patrol the bike paths and paseos by bicycle and T3 electric stand-up patrol vehicles.

The joint bike path investigation began May 25, when a robbery was reported at 12:05 a.m. in the area of Sierra Highway and Via Princessa, Dubin said in a news release.

“The victim reportedly was riding his bicycle on the path close to the wash area when he was surrounded by eight males,” Dubin said. “One of the males pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. The males then stole the victim’s wallet, backpack, cellphone and credit cards.”

This robbery occurred just after another robbery was reported earlier that same evening at the same location with similar suspect descriptions, he said.

jholt@signalscv.com
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