A man was arrested Monday in connection with a strong-armed robbery committed last week in a Home Depot parking lot in Soquel, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded about 10:40 a.m. Friday to a report of a possible carjacking in the parking lot of Home Depot, located at 2650 41st Ave., according to the sheriff’s office. Upon arrival they found a man who said he had been shopping in the area when he noticed a man taking items from his car. He told deputies he interrupted the man and attempted to physically detain him as the man was getting into a maroon-colored Ford F150 pickup truck and trying to flee. As the victim reached into the driver’s side of the truck, the man began driving away, causing the victim to fall from the truck and hit his head on the ground, sheriff’s officials said. He was treated at a hospital for head injuries and later released. On Monday evening, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle matching the description of the Ford pickup truck in the parking lot of Cabrillo College. California Highway Patrol officers stopped the vehicle from leaving the campus. Deputies arrested the driver, identified as 31-year-old William Moseley, after finding stolen items that linked him to the robbery at the Home Depot, sheriff’s officials said. He was booked into Santa Cruz County jail on $50,000 bail on charges of strong-armed robbery and battery with serious bodily injury. Detectives believe Moseley could be responsible for other burglaries and thefts in the county.
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