Police arrest San Diego resident in connection with Lake Elsinore robbery

Officers from the San Diego Police Department arrested a 33-year-old man Friday in connection with a robbery that happened in Lake Elsinore at the end of last week, a Sheriff’s official reported today.

Aramco Lintag of San Diego was arrested after police utilized leads from a stolen credit card to find him.

The robbery happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the area of Sunrise Drive and Grape Street in Lake Elsinore, and a female resident of the apartment there was held at gun point. The man wielding the gun was described as a, “light-skinned Asian or Hispanic male who fled in a silver Lexus SUV,” according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.

Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Police Department assumed the investigation and learned the victim’s cards were being used at retail stores in Temecula and Murrieta, according to Lt. Zach Hall.

The leads were used to determine Lintag’s identity. After offcers were able to attain information on Lintag, they informed the San Diego Police Department of the situation.

Officers from San Diego Police Department’s Mid-City Division arrested Lintag and he was was ultimately booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta for armed robbery, possessing stolen property and commercial burglary, according to Hall.

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