Editor‚Äôs note: This report is part of Crime Watch, a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Crime Watch appears every Friday in the print edition of the Daily Press.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4:55 p.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the Mobile gas station located at 731 Santa Monica Blvd. regarding a report of a robbery that just occurred. When officers arrived they made contact with an employee who told officers that the suspect entered the station and threatened to strike her with a 16-ounce canned beverage hidden inside a sock if she did anything. He then reached over the counter before the employee could close the security window and allegedly took multiple packs of cigarettes. The suspect then walked out of the store. Officers checked the area but could not locate the suspect. Two days later they went back to the same station on a report that the suspect had returned and was inside the bathroom. Officers detained him and he was placed under arrest for robbery. He was identified as Timon Escobar, 28, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $50,000.