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SBSD - Central
Friday May 10th, 2024 :: 08:51 p.m. PDT


Man Attempts to Steal a Watch from the Victim's Wrist and is Arrested in Loma Linda

DATE/TIME: May 10, 2024 / 12:33 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 664/211 Attempted Robbery

LOCATION: 24000 block of Redlands Boulevard, Loma Linda

SUSPECT(S): Edward James II Elsasser, 52-year-old resident of Loma Linda

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Friday, May 10, 2024, at approximately 12:36 p.m., Deputy Chavez responded to the 24000 block of Redlands Boulevard in Loma Linda reference an attempted robbery. The victim was at a local eatery when the suspect, Edward James II Elsasser, approached and demanded the victim's property. When the victim refused to hand over their property, Elsasser attempted to forcibly remove the victim's wrist watch from their person. Elsasser was unsuccesful in stealing the wrist watch and fled from the location on foot. Deputy B. Chavez and Deputy R. Alfaro located Elsasser near the surrounding area and apprehended him. 

Edward James II Elsasser was arrested for PC 664/211- Attempted Robbery, a felony. Elsasser was booked into the Central Detention Center where he is being held on $500,000.00 bail. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or who may be a victim is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at   

Refer: Deputy B. Chavez or Deputy R. Alfaro

Station: Central Station

Phone No. (909) 387-3545

Case No. 152400805

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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