Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
For Immediate Release
November 13, 2018
ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED
CORONA, CA–Starting in June 2018, the Corona Police Department began investigating a string of armed robberies by a suspect deemed the “Red Bearded Robber.” Through a cooperative investigation with other agencies, on Oct. 24, 2018, the “Red Bearded Robber” was identified as Aleksandr Olegovich Varlitskiy, a 27-year-old resident of the City of Perris. On Oct. 27, 2018, members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Corona Police Officers assigned to the PACT Team (Post Release Accountability Team) found and arrested Varlitskiy in the City of Corona. Varlitskiy was wanted for eight armed robberies in the Corona city limits as well as at least five others in Riverside County.
If you have any additional information on the robberies committed in the City of Corona, please contact Senior Detective Jesse Jurado at 951-279-3628 or Jesse.Jurado@CoronaCA.gov.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.
Sergeant Chad Fountain
Public Information Officer