For Immediate Release
|Date||December 22, 2005|
|Contact||Sergeant David Amador|
Riverside, Ca- On Thursday, December 22, 2005 at
1845 hours, a silent robbery alarm was received in Police Communications for the
Payless Shoe store at 6948 Magnolia. Several minutes later a 9-1-1 call was
received from a patron in the bathroom of the business. The patron advised
dispatchers there was an armed robbery in progress. Sergeant Bruce Blomdahl was
the first officer to arrive and observed the robbery in progress. When the
suspect attempted to flee the store, Sergeant Blomdahl confronted the armed
suspect and arrested him without incident. There were no shots fired or injuries
as a result of this incident.
The suspect, Johnnie Lee Barnes Jr., 39, of Riverside, was also identified as the suspect who robbed the same store on December 12th. He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside on two counts of armed robbery. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Steve Shumway at 951-320-8011.