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Posted on: February 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Robbery Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Robbery Arrest
Station Area:Jurupa Valley Station - Norco
Written Date:February 6, 2020Time:7:28 AM
Incident Date:January 11, 2020Time:11:15 PM
Incident Location:3000 Block of Shadow Canyon Circle, Norco
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Robert Torres
File Number(s):G200110037

Alberto Jose Cruz Perez

On January 11, 2020, at 11:15 P.M., Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station, responded to the 3000 block of Shadow Canyon Circle, Norco, in reference to a burglary in progress. The victim awoke to noises inside his residence and located two unknown Hispanic Male Adults inside his spare bedroom attempting to take property. The victim confronted the suspects and an altercation occurred causing the victim to sustain minor injuries. The suspects managed to get away from the victim and escape through a bedroom window, leaving behind several items. Th Riverside County Sheriff’s Forensics Team responded to process the scene that evening. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station’s Special Enforcement Team continued with the investigation. On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, crucial identifying information was obtained from Forensics which identified, Alberto Jose Cruz Perez, a 19-year-old male, resident of Inglewood, as one of the suspects. After an extensive search for Cruz, he was located and detained in the City of Riverside on February 5, 2020. 

Alberto Jose Cruz was consequently placed under arrest for Robbery and booked into the Robert Presely Detention Center where he is being held on $35,000 bail. 

This investigation is still ongoing. Anybody with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy J. Kehrier at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Norco Station at 951-270-5673. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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