On Aug. 26 at about 11:16 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to Whole Foods Market at 2201 Wilshire Blvd., regarding a man with a knife.
An investigation revealed that the suspect entered the store, served himself a plate of food and exited the store without paying. A store employee confronted the suspect, who became aggressive and brandished a knife at the employee.
The suspect fled the market eastbound. The suspect later confronted several people at Douglas Park, 2439 Wilshire Blvd., brandished the knife again and demanded cigarettes from them.
Officers located the suspect at the park. The suspect, Biak Tin Peng, 32, homeless, was taken into custody without incident and booked for robbery. The knife was recovered. Bail was set at $50,000.
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