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Man Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Menifee Best Buy

Sheriff's officials say Daniel Israel Martinez, 27, pulled out a knife while robbing the Best Buy in Menifee on Saturday evening.

A Best Buy store (Patch file photo)
A Best Buy store (Patch file photo)

A Perris man was arrested Saturday for allegedly pulling out a knife and robbing the Best Buy in Menifee, sheriff's officials reported.

Daniel Israel Martinez, 27, was taken into custody in connection with the robbery that took place at about 5:48 p.m. at the Best Buy located in the 30000 block of Haun Road.

Witnesses told responding officers from the Menifee Police Department Martinez pulled out a knife on Best Buy employees and fled the store in a black Nissan sedan with stolen stereo equipment, Sgt. Chris Durham said in a released statement.

Officers arrived to Best Buy within minutes of receiving the call about the robbery and began searching for the suspect vehicle. Corporal Ryan Marcuse from the Perris Station located the suspect’s car a short time later near the 3000 block of Wollyleaf Court in Perris.

Durham said Martinez was still armed with the knife when he was approached by deputies and refused to follow their instructions. A canine was deployed and Martinez was taken into custody.

Martinez was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and will be booked in a local jail for robbery, Durham added.

Deputies found stolen property in Martinez’ vehicle and returned it to Best Buy employees.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is encouraged to call Sergeant Chris Durham of the Perris Station at 951-210-1000.




PM Murrieta January 05, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Amazing how crime continues to rise as the state is forced to release more and more prisoners by the courts. Can we all agree to pay the extra $25-100/yr in taxes to build new prisons already??
ChrisG January 05, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Tents!
ChrisG January 05, 2014 at 06:07 PM
How's this sound for a prison over crowding solution? Put all the incarcerated illegals on a bus and drop them off in front of the White House. The Feds let them in. Let the Feds deal with them.
SA January 06, 2014 at 11:09 AM
No, we should not pay any more taxes for prisons as the taxes we do pay are misappropriated as it is. Jerry’s Kids should either be put in tents and/or decommissioned ships anchored far offshore. Government at its best, giving criminals rights while tax payers freedoms are being taking away.
John Smith January 06, 2014 at 01:08 PM
We already pay almost the highest taxes nationally and pay public employees the most nationally. It is like paying the most in taxes and getting raped and assaulted in return.
Steve Newman January 06, 2014 at 03:20 PM
ChrisG- good idea but no enough buses. Maybe we could use the buses that go to the casinos that have such a great safety record. That will reduce the illegal population. Send them to the WH now while Michelle is still in Hawaii on our tab-for her birthday-that is just obscene.
PM Murrieta January 06, 2014 at 09:13 PM
@John Smith.... No, it's not "like" that...it's exactly that!

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