LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police arrested a local man on Thursday suspected of robbing a check cashing store back in January.
David Alvarado allegedly attacked an employee who was delivering money to the store, according to Fullerton police.READ MORE: Man Killed, 2 Women Wounded In Shooting In Bellflower Smoke Shop
KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports Alvarado’s not-so-clean getaway may have broken the case wide open.
“Alvarado sprayed the employee with a pepper spray-like chemical agent, and then began choking him in the street,” said Sergeant Andrew Goodrich.READ MORE: Pfizer Says Third Dose May Be Effective Against Omicron Variant
The employee then threw the bag of money he was carrying. Alvarado grabbed the cash, jumped in a vehicle and fled the scene.
Goodrich said Alvarado abandoned the getaway car after it had a flat tire.MORE NEWS: Lakers Handle Celtics 117-102, Split Rivalry For Season
Detectives identified him as a suspect after collecting DNA evidence from the vehicle.