Violent Rolex Robbery Suspect Arrested NR24149dc

May 17, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Area Robbery Detectives, Gang and Narcotics Division and the U.S Marshals Apprehension TASK Force, in collaboration with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Fugitive Apprehension Team, announce the arrest of the man responsible for a violent robbery that took place in Downtown Los Angeles.

On April 28, 2024, at 3:46 p.m., the suspect followed the victim in the 800 block of East 1st Street. The suspect reached for the victims Rolex watch, then brutally assaulted the victim to the point where the victim lost consciousness. The suspect removed the victim’s Rolex watch and fled the location. The victim was subsequently treated for his injuries inflicted by the suspect.

On May 14, 2024, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Fugitive Apprehension Team located the suspect in the City of Downey, California. He was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect is identified as 25-year-old Pablo Garcia, a resident of Los Angeles, Booking No. 6809478. He was arrested for 211 PC – Robbery. Garcia is currently being held on $450,000.00 bail.

The LAPD’s Central Area Robbery investigators strongly believe there are additional, unreported victims of Garcia. The below photograph is being released to identify and speak with those victims. Investigators are also seeking the public’s assistance in recovering the victim’s Rolex watch similar to the watch pictured below.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Los Angeles Police Department Central Area Robbery Detective Geraldo Arrieta at 213-996-1868. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local programs.