LANCASTER – A 35-year-old man on parole for robbery was arrested this past weekend after a lengthy investigation, which began in response to 10 similar robberies in both Lancaster and Palmdale, authorities said.
Rafiki Bogar was charged Tuesday with two counts of robbery, criminal threats, and commercial burglary, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff Station. Read it below:
On Saturday 11/02/13, the Lancaster Robbery Suppression Team arrested suspect Rafiki Bogar near the 1300 Block of Boyden Avenue. Search warrants were also served at two locations in Lancaster stemming from their arrest of suspect Bogar and additional evidence was recovered.
The Team had been conducting a lengthy investigation, which began in response to a spree of approximately 10 similar robberies in both Lancaster and Palmdale. Numerous hours of surveillance and tenacious investigative techniques led Lancaster detectives to the arrest of suspect Bogar who was on parole for robbery.
Suspect Bogar was arraigned in AV Superior Court on Tuesday 11/05/13 and charged with two counts of robbery, criminal threats, and commercial burglary.
This case is indicative of the Robbery Suppression Team’s hard work ethic and commitment to protecting the community from criminals and prosecuting them. Their tradition of solving the majority of their robbery cases in the city of Lancaster continues.
The Robbery Suppression Team’s investigation is still ongoing and any additional information regarding this case or any other robberies would be appreciated. Information can be given to the Robbery Suppression Team at 661-948-8466.