A robbery suspect was detained at gunpoint Tuesday near the entrance to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to reports of various crimes involving the same suspect within hours of each other Tuesday, including an attempted robbery of a phone near the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and Town Center Drive around 1 p.m., according to spokeswoman Deputy Natalie Arriaga.
While deputies were searching for the suspect, whose description had been broadcast over the station’s radio frequency, a sergeant alerted them that a man matching the description had pulled up alongside their vehicle at a stoplight in Newhall, Arraiga said.
Deputies then proceeded to conduct a felony traffic stop in front of the hospital, located on McBean Parkway, Arriaga added.
The man who was detained is believed to have been involved with both a robbery and an attempted robbery as well as a hit and run, while the truck he was driving had also been reported as stolen.