March 27, 2014

Theft and Attempt Purse Snatch Suspect Identifed by Your Tips

Remember this guy…
We featured him on our blog on March 11th

He was captured on video stealing a bike from a business on Soquel Ave. While riding on the stolen bike, he rode by a woman who was walking on the sidewalk and attempted a purse snatch while running into her.  Our victim managed to hang on to her purse and, thankfully, sustained only minor bumps and soreness.    

Thanks to your tips and a tenacious detective, our suspect has been identified as:

Miguel Angel Sanchez – 25 years old

Mr. Sanchez identifies his address as 115 Coral St

Once identified, our officers distributed a flyer to law enforcement agencies in the area.  The good officers at Capitola Police spotted him yesterday and scooped him up for us.  They turned Mr. Sanchez over to our detectives where we interviewed him and booked him into County Jail.  At the time of his arrest, Mr. Sanchez had other items in his possession that we suspect are stolen.  We will be following up on that property. 

Mr. Sanchez has a bit of a history of citations and arrests with local law enforcement in Capitola and Santa Cruz. 

Thank You Santa Cruz for your watchful eye and helping us keep our community safer.