Friday, September 30, 2011

Suspected Pixie Donuts imposter in custody

Claremont Police have arrested Los Angeles resident Efren Arceo, 47, suspected of robbing Pixie Donuts in the 500 block of East Base Line Road last week. Mr. Arceo is suspected of committing at least 30 similar burglaries throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, according to police.

On Monday, Sept. 19, a man entered Pixie Donuts posing as a health inspector sent to investigate animals being housed at the donut store. The employee let the subject walk behind the counter and when the employee wasn’t looking, stole $300 in U.S. currency.

Following the incident, Claremont detectives reviewed surveillance footage and were able to identify a car and license plate number in connection with the burglary. Police obtained a search warrant Thursday morning and arrested Mr. Arceo at his Los Angeles residence. Mr. Arceo is being held at the Claremont City Jail for $20,000 bail.

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