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Hot Credit Cards Lead To Elsinore Robbery Suspect In SD

Sheriff's investigators learned a local victim's stolen credit cards were used at three retail stores, two in Temecula and one in Murrieta, after a recent robbery.

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.


LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT May 05, 2014 at 08:23 PM
SA the thug must have been from Wildomar then if he's everything you have said.
DB May 05, 2014 at 10:08 PM
He is like the fat ADHD kid that screams to get attention, that and the Editors allow it........
trueconservative May 06, 2014 at 12:18 PM
This guy was caught in San Diego not Wildomar although we have our fair share of thieves. A lot of people who do crimes in Riverside are actually from LA, Orange County or San Diego. I think that they think they will be harder to find. Since most of the stores don't actually ask for ID's or they shop online I don't think they are so easy to find. When they show these crooks pictures in the media usually someone will turn them in. The public really helps in cases like the woman who had her stuff stolen at the health club, she was found in Diamond Bar.
ChrisG May 06, 2014 at 02:25 PM
A lot of this type of thievery will go away as soon as the banks begin issuing the Canadian and European chip & PIN cards.

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