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Man Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Menifee Best Buy

Sheriff's officials say Daniel Israel Martinez, 27, pulled out a knife while robbing the Best Buy in Menifee on Saturday evening.

A Best Buy store (Patch file photo)
A Best Buy store (Patch file photo)

A Perris man was arrested Saturday for allegedly pulling out a knife and robbing the Best Buy in Menifee, sheriff's officials reported.

Daniel Israel Martinez, 27, was taken into custody in connection with the robbery that took place at about 5:48 p.m. at the Best Buy located in the 30000 block of Haun Road.

Witnesses told responding officers from the Menifee Police Department Martinez pulled out a knife on Best Buy employees and fled the store in a black Nissan sedan with stolen stereo equipment, Sgt. Chris Durham said in a released statement. 

Officers arrived to Best Buy within minutes of receiving the call about the robbery and began searching for the suspect vehicle. Corporal Ryan Marcuse from the Perris Station located the suspect’s car a short time later near the 3000 block of Wollyleaf Court in Perris.

Durham said Martinez was still armed with the knife when he was approached by deputies and refused to follow their instructions. A canine was deployed and Martinez was taken into custody.

Martinez was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and will be booked in a local jail for robbery, Durham added.

Deputies found stolen property in Martinez’ vehicle and returned it to Best Buy employees.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is encouraged to call Sergeant Chris Durham of the Perris Station at 951-210-1000.




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