BHPD Arrests Theft Suspect

Beverly Hills Police Department officers arrested a 29-year-old man on March 15 for charges including grand theft and attempted assault after he allegedly stole merchandise from Yves Saint Laurent, 469 N. Rodeo Drive, and used a knife to resist arrest, Lt. Andrew Myers told the Beverly Hills Courier.

The alleged theft occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m., and after BHPD received a delayed report at approximately 11:40 a.m., virtual patrol officers and a drone pilot tracked the suspect, Ruben Sandoval, of Paramount, as he boarded a Metro bus and exited near Santa Monica and Beverly Glen boulevards in Los Angeles.

However, “when police attempted to contact him a separate incident occurred,” and Sandoval used a knife “against the police officers who tried to arrest him,” Myers said. Myers added that there were no injuries, and Sandoval did not have any weapons besides a knife. He did not provide any details about the “merchandise” that Sandoval allegedly stole.

Sandoval was charged with grand theft, parole violation, attempted assault with a deadly weapon, resisting or obstructing a public officer, and he was issued a felony no-bail warrant for burglary by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Myers said.

“The Beverly Hills Police Department continues to leverage technology to enhance law enforcement capabilities and protect the community,” he added.

Yves Saint Laurent representatives declined to comment.

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