San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Suspected Arrested for Alleged Robbery Watsonville Pharmacy

Suspected Arrested for Alleged Robbery Watsonville Pharmacy

Watsonville robbery suspect placed under arrest.

Watsonville robbery suspect placed under arrest.

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Watsonville Police Department Press Release

A suspect wanted in connection to a robbery at a Watsonville pharmacy has been tracked down and arrested in the Bay Area.

Elben Ramos, 26, entered a pharmacy on Freedom Blvd., jumped over the counter and filled an entire bag with bottles of controlled substances on Saturday morning.

Ramos, who was wearing a “Pink Panther” sweatshirt, fled the scene in his car. As he was leaving, a witness jotted down his license plate number. Detectives were then able to issue an alert and provide law enforcement agencies with the suspect’s description and vehicle information.

Less than 24 hours later, an Oakland resident reported a suspicious vehicle. Officers checked it out and found Ramos sleeping in his car. The suspect was still wearing his “Pink Panther” sweatshirt and a pharmacy sized container of a controlled substance was found inside the car.

Ramos was transported back to Santa Cruz County and booked into jail on robbery charges.

Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call Det. Nelson Hernandez at 831-768-3358.

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