Culver City Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects

On June 20, at 1:19 am, an armed robbery occurred on the 5600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. Two suspects approached the victim while he visited an ATM machine and demanded money and the victim's cell phone. One of the suspects pointed a black semi-automatic rifle at the victim during the robbery.

The Initial investigation indicates that the victim visited an ATM at 1:10 am on the 5600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. He withdrew cash, and while walking back to his vehicle, two suspects ran up to him. One of the suspects (S-1) pointed a black semi-automatic rifle at the victim and said, "Give me the money. Give me the cash." Fearing for his safety, the victim threw the money on the ground in front of them. S-1 demanded more money and the victim's cellphone. When he did not produce the items, S-1 told the victim, "Let's get in your car and go somewhere else." When the victim did not comply, both suspects fled the area.

The Culver City Police Department conducted a thorough investigation and identified both suspects believed to be responsible for this robbery. On July 3, twenty-two-year-old suspect Joe Saldivar-Salazar of Los Angeles was arrested in connection with the armed robbery. On July 5, 2024, suspect Alexander Mejia, a twenty-one-year-old also from Los Angeles, was arrested in connection with the armed robbery. Both suspects were booked at the Culver City Police Department jail. Suspect Mejia remains in custody with a bail set of one hundred thousand dollars, and Suspect Saldivar-Salazar has been released on bail.

 

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