Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 – 2:59 PM
By Matt Lopez
Beverly Hills Police on Monday afternoon arrested a man suspected of committing a strong-arm robbery at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
BHPD Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said a call came in around 12:40 p.m. Monday of shoplifting from the posh department store at 9600 Wilshire Blvd. Police soon determined that a strong-arm robbery, meaning property was taken by force or fear, had been committed.
Hoshino said the suspect, 32-year-old Rene Pierre Jr. of New York, stole miscellaneous clothing and other items before fighting a store security guard and running away.
The BHPD set up a perimeter in the area of Charleville/Roxbury and its K-9 unit was dispatched. One of the K-9’s located the suspect, who was unarmed, in a carport in the 100 block of South Roxbury.
Hoshino said charges are pending and a court date for Pierre Jr. has not yet been set.