Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Police Arrest Saks Fifth Avenue Robbery Suspect | BH Courier

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Police Arrest Saks Fifth Avenue Robbery Suspect

The suspect (white t-shirt) in custody. COURIER PHOTO BY VICTORIA TALBOT
Police closed off the area of Roxbury/Charleville. COURIER PHOTO BY MATT LOPEZ

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.

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