Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 19, 2004
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (951) 320-8005
Fax (951) 320-8043


Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Riverside, Ca-  On November 10, 2004 Riverside Police investigated an armed robbery that occurred at Alexander’s Jewelers in the Galleria at Tyler. A lone gunman stole some jewelry and forced an employee to leave the store with him. Once outside the mall, the suspect fled without the employee. Nobody was injured during the robbery.

Investigators developed follow-up information and identified Herbert Franklin Taylor (DOB 12-08-83) as the suspect in the robbery/kidnap.

On November 19, 2004 IRAT (Inland Regional Apprehension Team) investigators were watching a possible suspect location in the 1600 block of Ruby Dr., Perris, CA. They stopped a vehicle containing Taylor and subsequently arrested him.

Taylor was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for 211 PC Robbery, 209 (b)(1) PC Kidnapping, and outstanding felony warrants that included Grand Theft and Inflicting Corporal Injury.

Anyone with information to the crime is encouraged to call Detective Steve Shumway at 951-320-8011.