Arrest Made in Little Caesars Armed Robbery

A Carpinteria man already on probation for burglary charges was arrested Saturday for robbing a Little Caesars at gunpoint, Sheriff’s officials said. At around 7:30 p.m., deputies responded to the pizzeria in the 1000 block of Casitas Pass in Carpinteria. Workers said the suspect — 34-year-old Cameron Long — entered the business, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money from the register. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Cameron Long
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Cameron Long

Shortly after deputies began their search of the area, said Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover, they located Long a few blocks away. “Sheriff’s deputies obtained evidence connecting Long to the armed robbery at Little Caesars Pizza as well as evidence indicating he allegedly planned to rob a nearby pharmacy inside a retail store that had closed for the day,” said Hoover.

Long was booked in County Jail on multiple charges. Due to his probation violation, he is ineligible for bail.

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