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Man Charged with Series of Robberies in Pomona

Posted by Fay Arfa | Dec 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

A 20-year-old man has been charged with robbing three bakeries and a gas station within a month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

On Wednesday, defendant Yvess Emmanuel Ibarra-Vega (dob 8/13/95) of Pomona was charged with seven felony counts of second-degree robbery in case KA111371.

The defendant was scheduled to be arraigned today, but the court appearance was continued to tomorrow in Department N of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $500,000.

Deputy District Attorney Lauren Guber, who is assigned to the case, said between Nov. 8 and Dec. 8, Ibarra-Vega reportedly armed himself with a replica gun and robbed four Pomona businesses, three of them twice.

The prosecutor said Ibarra-Vega allegedly robbed the same gas station on Nov. 8 and Dec. 8. Additionally, the defendant reportedly stole money from a bakery on Nov. 17 and 28, and another bakery on Nov. 18 and 28. A third bakery also allegedly was robbed by the defendant on Nov. 22.

Following the series of robberies, authorities issued a crime bulletin to help identify the suspect. Through tips from the public, law enforcement was able to identify Ibarra-Vega as a person of interest in the crimes.

The defendant subsequently was arrested on Dec. 16.

If convicted as charged, Ibarra-Vega faces a possible maximum sentence of 11 years in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Pomona Police Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case KA111371 / December 17, 2015

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