Shoplift at Macys Ends as Robbery


On April 28 at 2:50 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to the Macy’s located at 2559 El Camino Real about a robbery that had just occurred.

Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. The investigation revealed that 22-year-old Raymond Lee Serrano of Ramona entered the Macy’s department store and stole two pairs of pants and several purses.

Serrano then exited Macy’s without paying for the property. Serrano was contacted outside the store by employees. While outside the store, Serrano presented a knife to prevent employees from retrieving their property. The suspect fled into a brush area located between the store and Highway 78.

Arriving officers searched the surrounding area, including the brush area near Highway 78. Officers located the Serrano hiding in the bushes and he was taken into custody without incident.

Serrano was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for Robbery and Possession of stolen property.

For more information
Lieutenant Steve Thomas, 760-931-2115 or

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Jodee Reyes, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or


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