On 12-04-2013, at about 12:03pm, Hemet Police Officers responded to the Vons Shopping Center in the 3100 block of W. Florida Avenue in regard to a possible strong-arm robbery that had just occurred.
Incoming officers received information that a necklace was ripped off a 70 year old woman’s neck. The suspect also shoved the victim to the ground which caused minor injury to her left arm.
HPD patrol officers, with the assistance of HPD motorcycle officer Eric Goodwyn, quickly set a perimeter and saw the suspect fleeing on foot through nearby apartment complexes and senior mobile communities.
Officers gave chase and arrested the 16 year old suspect. The suspect's name is not being released due to his age.