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West Covina Police Department
Thursday January 10th, 2019 :: 01:11 p.m. PST


23 year old Upland man arrested for robbery of cellphone

DATE OF RELEASE: January 10, 2019

On January 9, 2019 at 1700 hours, the West Covina Police Department received a call of a robbery that had just occurred in front of a business located in the 2800 block of Eastland Center Drive in the Eastland Shopping Center, West Covina. The victim stated she was loading items into her parked vehicle when she was pushed from behind. The suspect then pulled the victim’s cellphone from her back pocket and ran.

Later that evening, the victim’s husband checked her Life 360 App which was downloaded on her cellphone and it showed that the cellphone was at a location in the City of Claremont. Claremont PD was contacted and they responded to the 800 block of S. Indian Hill, Claremont where they located a suspect inside a coffee shop matching the description provided by the victim. Officers from Claremont PD contacted the suspect and found him in possession of the victim’s phone.

Officers from the West Covina Police Department responded to Claremont PD and took custody of the suspect who was identified as Sean Dwight Taylor, 23 of Upland. He was transported to the WCPD and booked for suspicion of robbery. His bail is set at $50,000.00.

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West Covina Police Department
Public Information Officer Rudy Lopez
1444 West Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
626 939-8500

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West Covina Police Department
1444 W. Garvey Ave.
West Covina, CA 91791

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2800 E Eastland Center Dr
West Covina, CA 91791

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