By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

Hemet man arrested in connection with March burglary


Last updated 5/4/2018 at 8:27am

Robert Mendoza. Courtesy photo

Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Hemet man in connection with a March burglary where thousands of dollars worth of coins were stolen from a Hemet-area home.

Robert Daniel Mendoza, 36, of Hemet was arrested Thursday, May 3, on suspicion of first degree residential burglary and possession of stolen property and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. He remained there Friday with bail set at $35,000.

According to a news release from Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Robert Duckett, Mendoza was identified as a suspect after sheriff's deputies began investigating a robbery that happened in the 26000 block of Chestnut Street, near Hemet. The victim reported that his or her home was burglarized sometime between March 21 or March 26.

The Sheriff's Department served a warrant at Mendoza's home in the 1200 block of South Buena Vista Street in Hemet. Some of the items from the burglary were recovered, but sheriff's officials say that 15 gold Kuggerands and 50 silver coins with total value of $25,000 were still unaccounted for.

Sheriff's officials are asking anyone who may have information about the burglary or similar incidences to contact Hemet Sheriff's Station investigators at 951-791-3400.


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