Good Samaritans help nab robbery suspect

The suspect and the store owner scuffled in this area of the store before the store owner was allegedly punched in the face. (LASD)

LANCASTER – A robbery suspect was captured minutes after the crime Friday night, thanks to a couple of good Samaritans, authorities said.

The incident happened around 6:51 p.m. at Family Fashion clothing store at 1026 East Avenue J in Lancaster, according to Lancaster Station Sgt. Kevin Pearcy.

The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

During the commission of a strong-arm robbery, the suspect punched the store owner in the face causing him to bleed.

The suspect then pulled clothes from the victim’s hands and ran out of the store.

Two citizen good Samaritans saw the suspect run out of the store being chased by the bloody store owner who was yelling that he had just been robbed.

The citizens saw the direction the suspect ran and checked behind businesses in that area.

When they found the suspect hiding behind a trash can, the suspect ran away and the citizens gave chase.

When the citizens caught up to the suspect, they tackled him and held him on the ground until deputies arrived.

Deputies arrived and took the suspect into custody without further incident.

The strong-arm robbery suspect was identified as Theodore Heyse, a 33-year-old White male. Heyse was arrested for robbery around 7 p.m. and booked at the Lancaster Station on $50,000 bail. His court date is set for Tuesday (Dec. 11).

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  49 comments for “Good Samaritans help nab robbery suspect

  1. Sovereignty Soldier
    December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Welcome to the NWO! Obama is a puppet just like Reagan was and Bush too. Remember Reagan said no way he would have Bush as VP. Who was his VP? Reagan tried to go the Kennedy way, he tried to go against the globalists and do what was good for America. What did it get him? Shot! Who shot him? Hinckley. Who is friends with the family of the man who shot Reagan? The Bushs’, one of which was dining with the parents the night before Reagan was shot! Wake up! None of the globalist politicians are working for America. How to tell a globalist…they support and sign on to UN treatys!

    • Letlow
      December 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      ???? What does this rant have to do with the upstanding citizens who helped deputies get a thieving dirtbag off the streets?

      • sikntired
        December 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

        LMFAO-That’s just S.S. from “In the A.V.”,must be getting bored over there.

        • Frank Rizzo
          December 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

          Well, SS does have a point about this globalist government and how we are going down the crapper fast.

          • sikntired
            December 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

            Yes, usually some truth in what he says

  2. Mr. X
    December 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    A poor man steals some clothes and they are ‘scum’. A rich man steals someone’s pension and nothing is said.

    • William
      December 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Welcome to Reagan’s America. It all started with him 30 years ago.

      • NRA member
        December 9, 2012 at 4:08 am

        All the BS started with obammass, and it will get a lot worse!

        • William
          December 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

          Oh, no,no, no.

          Wages have been stagnant for ~30 years.

          Executive compensation skyrocketed starting ~30 years ago.

          The national debt took off ~30 years ago.

          The Savings and Loan fiasco began during Reagan, with junk bonds, followed by one fraud, scheme, and/or other economy breakdown due to de-regulation. Sub-prime, Enron, Arthur Anderson, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, etc., etc. followed in the ensuing years.

          We haven’t had a normal business cycle recession since Reagan. They’ve all be due to fraud, greed, deregulation, etc. Reagan with the help of the 1%, primed the greed pump when he lowered taxes on the upper earners. IT WASN’T ENOUGH FOR THEM. They wanted more and more.

          After the collapse of the economy on Bush’s watch in 2008, you come here and blame President Obama.

          Now, that’s rich.

          • Otto
            December 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm

            Give me a break. It’s hard work becoming an executive, and they deserve their pay. If they’re so overpayed, why didn’t you just become a corporate executive or CEO. Funny how libs excoriate rich executives because they think executives just sit around in big leather chairs in skyscrapers…If it’s so easy, just become one and stop complaining!!!!

          • William
            December 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm

            Sorry, Otto. I don’t have the DNA Greed Gene in my makeup to do the kind of things Mitt Romney did to companies while lining his pockets.

            He did and he thought he was ENTITLED to be President of the United States. Too bad for him that some guy who graduated from Harvard and became a ‘community organizer’ instead of a high priced lawyer, IS THE PRESIDENT.

            Funny how things work out for the best.

            Talk about ‘hate’ Otto? Apparently you’ve been unconscious for the last 4 years while tea party republicans have said and done the most unacceptable things regarding President Obama. You’ve probably said some nasty things yourself like FOREWARNED has done on this site about him or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid or Hillary Clinton, etc.

          • Otto
            December 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

            Yeah, Romney graduated from Harvard as well, but actually did something in life. Now, unfortunately, we’re stuck with another four years of INEXPERIENCE and a country continuing to decline. Too bad stupidity and lazy greed won out.

          • William
            December 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

            $Otto. I purposely used the dollar sign to attract your attention.

            -home prices are up.

            -gasoline prices are down again.

            -unemployment continues a downward trend.

            -Wall Street is doing fine.

            -corporations have record profits.

            -I lost 2 lbs.

            Y’see, Otto, Many things are looking up if the republicans in Congress don’t eff things up AGAIN.
            They are always rooting for another recession to harm the President and I suspect you are doing the same.

            Keep it up. It’s a losing strategy for you guys. Despite the struggling economy for 4 years, the President was re-elected, Democrats gained seats in the House and Senate and a Democrat won the Assembly seat in the 36th District for the 1st time in 35 years. Look around you.

            One would think those pieces of information would cause you to to ………….get smarter or something. Wouldn’t one?

          • sikntired
            December 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

            How about the City of Bell, who was running that show? Democrats I think.Greed knows no party or politics.One of the seven deadly sins isn’t it, part of the human condition.

          • Otto
            December 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm

            “-Wall Street is doing fine.

            -corporations have record profits.”

            No worries William….I’m sure those two will head south during the next 4 years. Then your life will be complete!

          • William
            December 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

            Well. Otto, you keeping hoping for another recession and you personally will probably have one.

            Think back to 2004 or thereabouts. What were you doing financially? Were you running up your credit cards, buying a big gas guzzler SUV or truck, re-financing so you could put in a pool or buy an RV or granite counter tops with a home equity loan, etc., etc.?

            A lot of people who are grumbling now did those things. Did you? Or did you start saving a little more for the rainy day that was coming on Bush’s watch?

            Not everyone is hurting like you are. What was your responsibility in the matter?

          • B
            December 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

            Just because you think you know thw answer, wm, don’t quit asking questions….
            The current trend you describe actually was started by Lyndon Johnson… Remember ” Tget Great Society”, “…Guns AND Butter”, “the War on Poverty”…?

    • Beervana
      December 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Yes, the man is scum and a thief.

    • Noneya
      December 9, 2012 at 4:35 am

      Better yet. Let’s talk about this Team Rex nonsense. The major of Dumpcaster gets this bright Idea to spend what little money the town has to help grow his arrogant egotistical head he’s got on his shoulders. In hopes to put himself on the map as the best thing this town has ever seen when you came up with the bright idea to sign a deal to dump millions of dollars over the course of a few years with the hopes of being worshipped like a god and giving praise to him for his worthless LEAPS creation that truth be told has already been proven to be the city’s biggest mistake since voting him into office. Don’t believe me? Ask a sheriff next time you see one and see what kinda response you get back. I personally have had numerous conversations with over 10 deputies that work directly with that airplane, whether it be the deputies on the streets taking the orders to the deputies sending the orders, all have said almost word for word what a waste of taxpayers money and how ridiculous the idea was from day one. And guess what there Team Rex Nose Divers, your Ruler wants to buy a second one too. With the dreams of eventually buying the actually drone. His section 8 idea isn’t such a great idea all of a sudden. Someone’s gotta help pay for his stupidity. So get ready for this town crumble. Starting to think his previous years of fighting that cocaine habit has either fried his brain or has resurfaced. Either way this city is screwed.

      • Notagain!!!!
        December 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

        OMG!! THAT PLANE IS SO FREAKING ANNOYING!!! WASTE OF TIME!! MEANWHILE THE PLANE IS GETTING FUEL UP AN TEN NEW CRIMES ARE BEING COMMITED!!! I JUST WONDER IF THIS PLANE ALSO FLIES ON TOP ON REX PERRIS HOUSE!!!! BUT YOU SAID A POOR MAN STEALS CLOTHES!!!! DONT GET ME WRONG BUT THERE’S OTHER WAYS TO GO ABOUT THAT WITHOUT VIOLENCE!!! PEOPLE IN THE AV DON’T WANT TO WORK! THERES SECTION 8,EBT,FOOD STAMPS, FRAUD!!!!! YALL DON’T HAVE TO START HATING CUSS I’VE SEEN IT!!! PALMTUCKY N LANCOMPTON AIN’T GETTING ANY BETTER!!!

        • MG
          December 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

          How many of us “worked hard all our life, paid our taxes, never recieved anything from goverment” folks would love to be making $90,000.00 A YEAR? Heavens! even half of that fine to the unemployed over 50, or the average Joe that takes that freeway every morning and evening to provide for their families, who is PAYING THE BILL FOR THIS PLANE??? so WHERE IS THE PLANE? WHERE IS THE PLANE?????

  3. really
    December 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    We need more of this!!! Hopefully the good samaritans whipped the guys ass until cops got there…

  4. December 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    The majority of Lancaster is being ignore and the main focus is on Lancaster Blvd. So it is good there are Good Samaritans here. Rex made peace with Section 8 lawyers cause he needs the bucks to keep sprucing up the Blvd.
    Why is such a very small portion of Lancaster being cared for and others areas obviously neglected? Just watch your back everybody cause there’s a lot of purse snatchers out there too. Watch out for our seniors while at store because they are vulnerable and alone, easy target for thugs.

  5. cathy
    December 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I agree, We need team Rex, and maybe we should offer our help to our local business’s that we can help out during there busy christmas times to stand and be aware and let the scum know that its not going to be tolerated here, We support our local business and we are a part of TEAM REX! Its time to donate our time…

    • Notagain!!!!
      December 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

      I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU 100% BUT TEAM REX NEEDS TO SERIOUSLY ADRESS THE FELLOW CITIZENS NOW!!! THERES MANY HARD WORKING PEOPLE OUT HERE BUT THERE’S MORE NONE WORKING PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO LIVE OFF THE GOVERMENT PROGRAMS! LOTS OF YOUNG MEN WALKING AROUND DOING NOTHING BUT CAUSING TROUBLE!! LOTS OFF TEENAGE GURLS STEALING FROM STORES!!! I HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR CROOKS!!!! MY SOLUTION IS SEND THEM BACK TO LA AN LET THEM DEAL WITH THEM!!! ANOTHER THING TO IS WE SHOULD HAVE THE METRO LINK STOP IN THE AV WITCH MAKES IT EASIER FOR SCUM BAGS TO COME HERE!!

      • Matt K.
        December 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

        I think you’ve got it backwards! The majority of people in the A.V. are actually hard working, functioning people while a small minority are slothful, crime-prone trouble makers.

        I do think that there is a correlation with Section 8 as well, even though it is not Politically Correct to say so and there are those who would deny the connection no matter how obvious it is.

        • Notagain!!!!
          December 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

          UMMMM YES, THERES LOTS OF US HARD WORKING PEOPLE LIVE UP HERE!!! JUST NOT FAIR FOR US THE TAX PAYERS WHO HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS NONE SENCE CRIMES OUT HERE!!!

        • Andrew
          December 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

          I think that we’ve become to politically correct and therefore sometimes ignoring the real issues and shying from the truth.

          • Andrew
            December 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

            *too

        • Stinger
          December 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

          The attempts to correlate crime with only one particular program IS politicization with blatant refusal to accept the facts that have been researched for years. What is not ‘politically correct’ (as will be evidenced by all of the thumbs down that this little post will get) is to point out the fallacy of Section 8 being the ’cause’ of crime in the AV.

          The truth of the matter is that Section 8 is no more of a cause of crime than any other rental housing. Refusal to accept this basic fact is intentional ignorance and obfuscation with a political agenda.

          Now, go ahead and try to marginalize me with political labels, call me names, click on ‘dislike’ for this post, and deny the truth all you want. All that you will do by doing so is to perpetuate the problem without solving it.

    • MG
      December 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

      what happened to the plane we are paying $90,000.00 a month to keep Lancaster safe?

      • William
        December 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        They’re using it for a new movie- “Airplane!-The Color of Money”.

        • December 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

          Yes, what did happen to the spy plane. I see so much shoplifting on Westside, Eastisde, Palmadale, etc. Congratulations to the Good Samaritans! More people need to be aware and help out like these brave people.

          • Nadia
            December 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

            It can not see through the roof of the store.
            It could be directed toward the store if the police needed to follow the suspect to see where he went had he gotten away and the station had directed the call to the LEAPS people.

    • William
      December 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Wouldn’t it be better if ReX was on TEAM YOU?

    • Nadia
      December 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      What are you talking about? Team Rex? Are you kidding? How about Team Concerned Citizens?
      Spending that extra few minutes scoping out the parking lot before you get out of your car or having your keys ready when you walk to your car can make a difference on whether or not you become a victim. LOCK your doors when you are in your car.
      NO EXCEPTIONS.
      This particular thief was violent and didn’t steal something to wear. More than likely, he stole to sell for drug money.

  6. Notagain!!!!
    December 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

    GETTING TIRED OF ALL THE CRIME OUT HERE IN THE AV!!! WERE THE HE’LL IS REX??? WE NEED TO HEAR WUTS HIS SOLUTION TO ALL THIS BULL SHIZZZ!! ALL THIS CRIMES BEING COMMITED! MY SOLUTION TO REX PERRIS!!!! NEW LANCASTER LAW!! 3 STRIKES YOUR OUT OF LANCASTER!!! 

    • Thomas
      December 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Blaming the mayor for every crime that occurs is ignorant. Although not perfect he has increased Sheriff patrols. The city has the largest contract of any city with the Sheriffs department. The court system is the problem. Light sentences equal repeat offenders.

      • William
        December 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        Why not? Some people blame the President if someone farts in church.

      • Notagain!!!!
        December 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        TRUE THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE THE BIGGEST CONTRACTS CUSS CITY OF LA SENDS ALL THE BULL SHIZZZZ OUT HERE SO TO SHUT THE MAYOR UP THEY FUND THE CITY!!! SCREW THE MONEY, WE WANT OUR CITY BACK!!! MAYOR IS TO BLAMED, AFTER ALL HIS RUNNING IT

        • thomas
          December 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

          Our city is a direct reflection of the social programs funded and supported by the democrats in Sacramento.

      • Stinger
        December 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        Parris did not increase the Sheriff’s patrols. That was done before he was elected by the prior City Manager, Bob LaSala, whom Parris and his cronies utilized undue pressure upon the sitting ocuncil at the time to remove (because he wouldn’t play things the way that Parris, Visco, & Gilley wanted).

        • thomas
          December 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

          Actually deputies have been added to the contract for the last four years. This includes Robbery and Burglary teams.

          • MG
            December 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

            Yea Thomas and they also added a plane, WHERE IS THE PLANE?

    • Forewarned
      December 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

      I have to wonder…where is Mayor Rex? Perhaps he’s afraid that if he tries to do anything he might be called a “racist” or perhaps worse…get sued by TCAL and other HUD-A-THUG groups. Smh

      • Forewarned
        December 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

        *HUG*

  7. Forewarned
    December 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

    The A.V. Is going to hell in a hand basket! SMH

    • Forewarned
      December 8, 2012 at 7:33 am

      At least we have some people in the A.V. that did something good! *high five*

  8. QHR
    December 8, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Good job!

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