Suspect Arrested in Rape. Robbery Case

14 hours after a Santa Monica woman was robbed and sexually assaulted in her home in the 1100 block of Princeton Avenue, a suspect was in custody.

The suspect left the victim’s house in her Mercedes convertible shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday morning. At 4 p.m. that afternoon, patrol officers from the Santa Monica Police Department with the assistance Oxnard Police Department officers arrested the suspect.

He was apprehended in the victim’s car in the 3500 block of La Costa Avenue in Oxnard.

Evidence linking him to the crime was recovered from the vehicle and from his Oxnard residence.

The suspect is a 17 year-old Hispanic juvenile. He was taken to the Santa Monica jail, He will be charged with burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape and grand theft auto.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8427 (24 hours) or call Detectives at (310) 458-8451 (M – F, 8 AM – 5 PM). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

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