Police arrest man in 'Bolt Bandit' burglary series

Posted at 12:19 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 15:19:25-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police arrested a 67-year-old man in connection with the so-called "Bolt Bandit" robbery series in which several convenience stores were victimized.

San Diego police said officers arrested Ronald Gregory Perez last Saturday for his alleged role in three armed robberies and two attempted armed robberies during a 12-day span in November.

Perez, dubbed the "Bolt Bandit" because of the stocking cap with a lightning bolt emblem he wore during each incident, is accused in the following cases:

-- Nov. 14: Subway on 7710 Balboa Ave.
-- Nov. 20: 7-Eleven on 126 W. Washington St.
-- Nov. 22: am/pm on 1550 Morena Blvd.
-- Nov. 25: am/pm on 6130 Balboa Ave.
-- Nov. 25: am/pm on 1550 Morena Blvd.

Investigators identified Perez after the last am/pm incident on Nov. 25, and police arrested him in the Clairemont area later that day.

Police said at the time of Perez's arrested, he "was in possession of evidence linking him to all five cases."