Video Surveillance Helps Identify Two Robbery Suspects
Sgt. Dan Suttles, Media Contact
On October 26, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Glendale Police Officers responded to the 900 block of Alma Street in regards to a street robbery that had taken place about 20 minutes earlier. The officers contacted the victim who was a 55 year old woman walking to her car after work.
The victim told the police that she was approached by a woman who asked her for directions. The victim stopped to help the woman. The victim and the woman were joined by a man who appeared to know the woman. Suddenly the male suspect brandished a knife and threatened to hurt the victim if she did not give her money. The victim gave the male all the money she had on her and the two suspects left. The victim told police the pair entered a white sedan and drove away together.
Officers checked the area and discovered multiple neighbors in the area had home security systems including surveillance cameras. With the help of these citizens, the officers were able to gather several videos that pieced together some important clues. The most telling clue was a surveillance camera that captured the suspects white sedan as it turned around in the home owner’s driveway. The surveillance video captured a partial plate number from the car’s license plate. With this information, a Glendale Police crime analyst was able to determine the suspect vehicle’s registration information.
On November 1, 2018, Glendale Police detectives were able to locate and arrest Rodolfo Sanchez and Olga Serrano for the robbery. Both Sanchez and Serrano were booked into the Glendale City Jail and charged with the crime of Robbery. Rodolfo Sanchez is 50 years old and resides in the City of Los Angeles. Olga Serrano is 53 years old and resides in Compton.