On August 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., Topanga Division officers arrested Robert Carrasquillo after a short pursuit which ended at Rolling Road and Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills.
If there are additional victims, please contact LAPD Commercial Crimes Division.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division Detectives have taken a prolific identity theft suspect into custody.
In December, 2017, Veteran Financial Crimes Detective Woods investigated a complex case of identity theft involving multiple incidents, suspects, and victims. Upon completing the investigation, Woods identified 24-year-old Suppatra Tansuvit, as the suspect. Tansuvit was subsequently charged with multiple felony counts of ID Theft with priors by the District Attorney’s Office.
Tansuvit, who had previously been released on bail, failed to show up in court for her own jury trial and a felony bench warrant was issued. The DA’s office subsequently filed additional charges and warrants, thus making the suspect a wanted fugitive.
Commercial Crimes Division Detectives Due Diligence Unit was tasked with locating Tansuvit. In July, 2019, Tansuvit entered a high-end sports car driven by her boyfriend, and a high-speed vehicle pursuit ensued. Tansuvit’s boyfriend, Robert Carrasquillo, was ultimately arrested for felony evading. Unfortunately, Tansuvit was able to evade arrest by fleeing on foot from the moving vehicle when the patrol units, in the interests of public safety, went into tracking mode. After his arrest, Carasquillo bailed out, and failed to appear for court. He is currently wanted.
Due Diligence Unit resumed their surveillance and arrested Tansuvit outside of her residence on August 14, 2019 near the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard. A warrant search of the suspect’s home took place and detectives discovered a large quantity of evidence, including a credit card mill, and ID Theft making equipment.
At the time of the suspect’s arrest, she had nearly $5,000 in cash on her person.
Tansuvit was subsequently booked for additional ID Theft charges, as well as her felony warrants. Due to her propensity for skipping bail and flight from prosecution, she was placed on a probation hold.
Anyone with the above information is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division, Financial Crimes Section, Detective James Woods at (818) 374-9420. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “Anonymous Web Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.