The suspected mastermind behind a series of strong arm robberies throughout San Diego County has been arrested, the San Diego Police Department announced Friday.
Suspect Cedric Johnson, 33, was arrested Tuesday at his parole agent’s office in Los Angeles.
Johnson is accused of being the ringleader in nine robberies that happened between May 19, 2011 and June 24, 2011, police said.
According to detectives, Johnson and a group of suspects committed the robberies in bank parking lots across San Diego County. In each case, the suspects attacked the victims by pushing or kicking them before forcefully taking bank deposit bags from the victims.
In one of the violent robbery attacks a victim sustained a broken hip, detectives said.
After investigating, detectives determined Johnson was the leader of the robbery crew, allegedly directing other suspects in the group throughout the robberies.
On Tuesday Johnson was booked into the South Bay Detention Facility on multiple robbery charges. He’s scheduled to appear in court August 20.