Suspects Arrested in Organized Retail Theft


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jeff Cryder

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On September 19, 2023, at 4:05 p.m., the Sheriff’s Palm Desert Station deputies responded to a business in the 72300 block of Highway 111 in the City of Palm Desert regarding the grand theft of various high-end items valued at approximately $10,000. Upon arrival, deputies learned two Hispanic male adults entered the business, placed several items into shopping bags, and exited the business without paying. The suspects then fled in a white colored sedan driven by a third Hispanic male.

Deputies from the Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team and the Rancho Mirage Special Enforcement Team responded to the area and located the suspect vehicle. After a short pursuit, the vehicle yielded, and the three suspects were arrested without incident. The three suspects were identified as Saliba Deeb, a 30-year-old resident of Palm Desert; Mariano Flores, a 30-year-old resident of Indio; and Arturo Sanchez, a 40-year-old resident of Indio. Deputies recovered the stolen items from inside of the suspect vehicle. All three suspects will be booked into the John Benoit Detention Center for organized retail theft, possession of stolen property, evading, and conspiracy.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is encouraged to contact Deputy Robles at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at 760-836-1600.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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  1. Biden and Newsom’s people doing what they were brought here for. The LA mess is coming to our Valley, it was only a matter of time.


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