Robbery Suspect Arrested Near Crime Scene in Carpinteria
Carpinteria - February 14th, 2016
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on February 13, 2016, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at Little Caesars Pizza located in the 1000 block of Casitas Pass in Carpinteria.
The victim employees reported that a suspect had entered the business, displayed a black handgun and demanded money from the register. The suspect fled the business with an undisclosed amount of cash. Sheriff’s deputies responded and searched the surrounding area.
Shortly after the search began, a Sheriff’s deputy located a suspicious subject a few blocks away in the 5500 block of Carpinteria Avenue. The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Cameron Long of Carpinteria. Sheriff’s deputies obtained evidence connecting Long to the armed robbery at Little Caesars Pizza as well as evidence indicating he allegedly planned to rob a nearby pharmacy inside a retail store that had closed for the day.
Long was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for violations of robbery, attempted robbery, displaying an imitation firearm and altering an imitation firearm. He was also found to be on active probation for burglary charges. His original bail was set at $100,000, but due to his probation violation he is not eligible for bail.
The City of Carpinteria contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.
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