Using hot credit cards led to the arrest of a San Diego man for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint in Lake Elsinore last month, a Riverside County sheriff's deputy said this weekend.
Sheriff's deputies were dispatched April 26 to Sunrise Drive and Grape Street in Lake Elsinore, where the suspect grabbed the 58-year-old victim's purse and GPS device during the hold-up. The suspect then fled in a silver Lexus sport utility vehicle and evaded capture, Riverside County sheriff's Lt. Zach Hall said.
Sheriff's investigators learned the victim's stolen credit cards were used at three retail stores, two in Temecula and one in Murrieta, after the robbery. They later identified Aramco Lintag, 32, as the suspect and alerted San Diego Police Department authorities that he was in San Diego, Hall said.
Lintag was arrested Friday at a residence on Landis Street, in City Heights district of San Diego, by San Diego police. He was booked in Riverside County for suspicion of second degree armed robbery, second degree burglary and receiving stolen property, records showed.
Lintag remained behind bars Monday in lieu of $30,000 bail, records reported.
– City News Service contributed to this report.