On August 22, 2017 at about 1:16 p.m.
Officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons Supermarket -710 Broadway regarding a robbery that just occurred. The reporting party indicated the suspect was attempting to steal beer and threatened store employees with a taser. The suspect was last seen fleeing in the parking lot. The possible suspect was located near the 7-11 Store at 630 Wilshire Blvd. Officers determined the suspect entered the store and was immediately recognized by the security guard as a prior theft suspect. The security guard monitored the suspect and told the suspect he was not allowed in the store and needed to leave. The suspect proceeded to select a 24 pack of beer and walked towards the exit. The security guard told the suspect to put the beer down and exit the store. The suspect pulled out a taser from his waistband and threatened the security guard. The suspect exited the store with the beer. The suspect was identified by the victim and taken into custody.
Christopher Lee Foley, 32, from Santa Monica was arrested for robbery. Bail was set at $100,000.
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