August 16, 2019 3:19 PM
Santa Monica, CA – On August 16, 2019 at approximately 11:15 am, an armed man with a knife approached a Brinks Armored security guard in the area of 3rd and Arizona. The armed suspect attempted to stab the security guard who then shot at the suspect three times. The suspect fled from the location on foot and was last seen in the area of the 1300 block of 3rd Street. Santa Monica Police Department was on scene immediately. Witnesses directed the officers to the area of Structure 4. A perimeter was set up and a systematic search of the structure and area was conducted.
At around 12:10pm, Santa Monica Police Officers located the suspect in the area. The suspect was found to be in possession of the knife used, money and a money bag was found in the vicinity of the suspect. The suspect was positively identified as the perpetrator and was arrested. All evidence was recovered by the Police Department.
The security guard and the suspect were not injured in the incident. The investigation is on going and further information about the suspect will be released at a later time.
If anyone has any information pertaining to the robbery, please contact Detective Cooper at 310-458-8478 or Sergeant Christopher Skogh at 310-458-8992.