Sheriff’s Office Investigates Armed Robbery in Carpinteria

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 9:45 p.m. last night, January 23, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies from the Carpinteria Station responded to a report of a robbery which occurred at a business in the 4900 block of Carpinteria Avenue. An employee of the business called 911 to report they had just been robbed at gunpoint. 

The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash. None of the employees needed medical attention.

Deputies searched the area, but the suspect was not located. The suspect is wanted for 211 PC, robbery, and 207 PC, kidnapping.

The case is currently under investigation.

The City of Carpinteria contracts with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.

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a-1553293455 Jan 24, 2019 03:36 PM
Sheriff’s Office Investigates Armed Robbery in Carpinteria

Moving an employee can be legally construed as kidnapping. ""Kidnapping" is moving a victim a substantial distance, using force or fear to do so. You violate California's kidnapping laws, found under Penal Code 207, 208, 209 and 209.5 PC, when you. move another person. a substantial distance. without that person's consent." I googled this: "california penal code definition kidnapping"

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