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Police Arrest Transient Who Allegedly Beat and Robbed Placentia, CA, Self-Storage Employee


Update 6/8/17 – Police have arrested Michael Anthony Davis Jr. in connection with the assault and robbery of a self-storage employee in May. Officers with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department found Davis on May 31 in a motel room in El Paso County, Colo., according to the source.

Davis appeared in court on Tuesday and waived his right to an extradition hearing. He’s scheduled to be transported to Orange County, Calif., this week to face charges of attempted murder, auto theft and robbery, the source reported. His bail was set at $500,000.

5/18/17 – Police are seeking a transient who allegedly beat up and robbed an employee last week at a self-storage facility in Placentia, Calif. The May 13 attack at the property in the 500 block of Porter Way occurred at about 8:50 p.m., according to the source.

The robber hit the victim in the head with a metal object several times, rendering him unconscious, said Placentia Police Department Capt. Eric Point. When the victim awoke, he was tied up, with tape over his mouth and a plastic bag over his head, the source reported. The suspect escaped in the victim’s car, which police found on Sunday in Tustin, Calif.

The victim, whose name is being withheld, was able to free himself and call police. He was treated at a hospital for “moderate” head wounds, Point said.

The suspect has been identified by police as Michael Anthony Davis Jr. A warrant has been issued for the 40-year-old man, who frequents Anaheim, Fullerton, Placentia, Santa Ana and Tustin and Santa Ana., Calif. Anyone with information is being asked to call 714.993.8151. Davis is considered dangerous and shouldn’t be approached, police said.


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