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Posted on: September 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Monterey Park Police Announce Arrests of Home Depot Robbery Suspects

News Release 9-13-18 Roger Nava Nayeli Crystal Molina

On August 25, 2018 at approximately 7:56 p.m., two suspects entered Home Depot in Monterey Park. Both suspects selected numerous items and exited the store failing to pay for the items. The suspects were confronted by a store employee and one of the suspects engaged the employee in a brief struggle. The suspects then fled the location.

The follow up investigation and video evidence led detectives to believe these suspects additionally committed numerous commercial burglaries in multiple jurisdictions including, but not limited to, Home Depot stores throughout the San Gabriel Valley. On September 6, 2018, detectives located and arrested the two suspects for robbery (211 P.C.). The investigation is ongoing and the suspects may be charged with additional crimes.

The suspects are identified as:

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Roger Nava, 28, from Alhambra. Nayeli Crystal Molina, 30, from Alhambra. 

Nava and Molina are currently being housed at the Monterey Park Police Department with bail set at $100,000. Nava and Molina were set to be arraigned in the Alhambra Superior Court on Monday September 10, 2018.  

Media Contact 
Sergeant Gabriel Escarsega, Monterey Park Police Department 

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