At about 1:24 pm Tuesday afternoon, a Turlock Police officer near Dale’s Guitar, 2253 Geer Road, Turlock, was flagged down by the business owner reporting a larceny that had just occurred.
The owner provided the officer with the suspect’s description and last known direction of travel. The officer went towards that direction and saw a subject, later identified as Shane Brown, 29, of Turlock, matching the description.
Brown was detained.
Officers went back to the business and began investigating. The investigation revealed that this was not a simple larceny, but rather a robbery as Brown had thrown a jar at the owner while committing the larceny.
Brown was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of robbery.
The item that was stolen was a guitar part.