On November 23rd, 2016, the Beaumont Police Department investigated an armed robbery that was reported in the parking lot of the Home Depot located at 1480 2nd Street. The victim was lured into the parking lot by a suspect offering inexpensive power tools for sale. Once in the parking lot, the suspect brandished a small handgun and robbed the victim of his personal property.
Beaumont detectives began working leads and with the cooperation of several other agencies learned that the suspect committed at least six similar robberies throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
On December 19th, the Beaumont Police Detectives positively identified ALEX MUNOZ (AKA-Sergio Rojas or Huitzimengari Munoz-Rojas) as the suspect and on 12/21/16 served a search warrant at his home in Rialto, California.
Detectives believe that there are additional victims who have yet to speak to the police about their cases. If you or someone you know have experienced a similar incident, you are asked to call Detective Frederick Steward of the Beaumont Police Department at 951-572-3092.