An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after he allegedly stole money from a lemonade stand being operated by two teen girls in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities said Thursday.
Tate approached the girls about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at their lemonade stand on the corner of Mountain View Street and Terra Vista Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, the news release said.
Tate began to walk away but circled back, pushed over the lemonade stand and grabbed the girls’ pink and turquoise money box, officials said.
A few minutes later, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy Beau Butters arrested Santini Tate, 18, of Riverside, California, on suspicion of strong-arm robbery.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s Rancho Cucamonga station at 909-477-2800. “I’m just wanting him to be dealt with his karma”, said Jenny Paige, mother of one of the girls.
A brother of one of the girls confronted Tate, and was able to recover the money box, which had been emptied.
The girls identified Tate, who is now being investigated in connection with other crimes in the area earlier that day, according to police.
‘We got up and started screaming, ‘Come back!’ And then this lady came by and she called the police.’. Tate was found to have been in possession of $30 in cash at the time he was apprehended, police said.
Authorities say he was carrying $30 they believe was taken from the lemonade stand.