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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Monday December 2nd, 2019 :: 01:14 p.m. PST

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#LASD MCB “Task Force” Arrests Individual Suspected in Over 20 Recent Southern California Armed Robberies

**SEEKING ANY POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL VICTIMS**

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD), Major Crimes Bureau (MCB), Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF), arrested suspect Darryle Samuel for committing multiple armed robberies in a southern California crime spree, that lasted several weeks. The arrest was made Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, at approximately 1:00 PM.

The BRTF detectives, along with the Orange County Office of Alcohol, Tobacoo, Firearms (ATF), had been conducting an investigation into multiple recent Los Angeles County and Orange County retail store armed robberies.
 
Detectives determined these crime series, likely committed by a single suspect, began in early October 2019 with the last armed robbery occurring November 19, 2019.  The robberies spanned two counties and seven cities.  The lone suspect would approach store employees, point a handgun at them, and demand cash.     

BRTF Investigators, with information provided by alert witnesses, along with keen police work by local patrol deputies, gathered information which lead them to identifying Darryle Samuel as the suspect. Detectives also identified the two vehicles used by the suspect in these crimes.
 
Following the arrest of the suspect, BRTF Detectives recovered a firearm, clothing worn, and cash, all believed to be related to the robberies.
 
Suspect Samuel, male Black 26 years-old, resident of Long Beach, was booked at Century Sheriff’s Station and held without bail. He was on active parole for a previous robbery conviction at the time of his arrest. 

Darryle Samuel is a documented criminal street gang member with multiple felony convictions including robbery, weapons violations, carjacking and thefts. He will soon be transferred into federal custody where he faces felony indictments for the multiple recent armed robberies. If convicted, he is facing over 100 years in federal prison.
 
The investigation and arrest of this violent suspect is an example of the ongoing cooperation and collaboration between the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Federal partners as these agencies are committed to impacting Southern California wide violent crimes. The LASD Major Crimes BRTF works closely and consistently with most Southern California agencies in its mission to identify, investigate, and arrest organized burglary and robbery suspects.
 
The LASD MCB BRTF was formed over nine years ago to combat the ever increasing trend of organized crews who are committing daytime residential burglaries along with violent robbery crime trends.The MCB BRTF works closely in support of all LASD station’s detective bureaus, as well as other Southern California law enforcement agencies. Residents and business owners are reminded to secure their properties, be aware of suspicious and unusual persons or vehicles, and to alert their local law enforcement immediately if suspicious activity is observed.
 
Residents should call 911 if a life threatening emergency is detected and/or their local police business line if a suspicious person or vehicle is observed. The MCB BRTF can be contacted via e-mail at BRTF@LASD.org for tips, questions, or concerns.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
Forwarded by:
Deputy Trina Schrader
Sheriff's Information Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles California 90012
213-229-1700
 
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