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Prolific Robber Arrested on Suspicion of 20-Plus Armed Robberies at Retail Stores

A 26-year-old Long Beach man was arrested on suspicion of more than 20 armed robberies at retail stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties that spanned over several weeks, officials announced Monday.

Darryle Samuel is suspected of carrying out the robberies in seven cities, starting in early October with the last one on November 19, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Samuel was arrested a day after on November 20, officials said. “The lone suspect would approach store employees, point a handgun at them and demand cash,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The Sheriff’s Department’s Burglary-Robbery Task Force investigators used information by witnesses and collaborated with local patrol deputies to identify and eventually arrest Samuel. Investigators were able to identify two vehicles Samuel allegedly used during the robberies.

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After he was arrested, detectives discovered a firearm, clothing worn and cash, all believed to be related to the crimes… Press-Telegram

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