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Fallbrook resident arrested in connection with armed robberies

A Fallbrook resident has been arrested in connection with several robberies Menifee Police Captain Dave Gutierrez said last week.

Sean Harris, 34, of Fallbrook was arrested April 8 for felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony parole violations, misdemeanor grand theft and two second degree felony robbery charges.

Harris was arrested in connection with a slew of robberies, including three robberies that occurred in the City of Temecula between March 20 and March 27, at the Roadway Inn in Old Town, a Subway and a 76 gas station along with a robbery at the Menifee Pieology March 16, according to published reports.

According to Gutierrez, at the time of the initial investigation into the robbery at Pieology, there were "minimal leads" to help identify the suspect.

"Over the course of a few weeks, Detectives from the Menifee Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and Fontana Police Department coordinated their efforts," Gutierrez said, adding that using law enforcement resources the agencies were able to identify Harris as the suspect.

Police found that Harris was on parole for burglary and was identified as the suspect in the armed robberies in Temecula and Menifee along with other robberies in San Bernardino and San Diego counties. Harris, Gutierrez said, was taken into custody without incident.

"The Menifee Police Department will continue to collaborate with surrounding agencies and are committed to using all available resources to ensure that we hold offenders accountable for their actions," Gutierrez said. "We are proud of the team effort that went into this case which resulted in the arrest of a dangerous criminal."

According to jail records, Harris' next court date is scheduled for May 26. He is being held at the Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Kim Harris can be reached by email at [email protected].


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