City of Irvine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #1/28/2014
Contact : Julia Engen, Lieutenant, 949-724-7112, email@example.com
IRVINE, CA (January 28, 2014): On January 27, Irvine Police detectives arrested Arnold Min Baek (5-27-86) at a shopping center in Lake Forest. Baek is suspected of at least two Irvine Robberies in January in which the victims were lured to meetings after responding to Craigslist postings.
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, a Monterey Park couple was robbed during a meeting in Irvine arranged over Craigslist. The couple was carrying $15,000 in cash with the intention to purchase a 2008 Mercedes C300. The suspect, posing as the car owner, listed the vehicle for sale online and made arrangements to meet the victims at a residence in Irvine. When victims arrived, the suspect said the car was at a nearby carwash and tried to get them to drive there see the car. When the couple declined, he drew what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded the money. Continue reading