Media representatives for the San Diego Police Department said they have arrested a suspect who is believed to have conducted a home invasion robbery in La Jolla. The same suspect is also believed to be tied to a residential burglary in Pacific Beach that took place mid last year.
Defendant David Grubb was captured after a joint investigation by the SDPD Robbery Unit, SWAT personnel and other investigators were able to tie him to the crimes. At the time of his capture he was booked into the San Diego Central Jail and was being held on an undisclosed bail amount. The cost to hire a bondsman in San Diego is equal to 10% of whatever bail is set at. That fee is non-refundable regardless as to whether the defendant pleads guilty or not guilty to the crime.
Officers said the first crime took place in May 2012. At that time a Pacific Beach resident returned home and saw an unknown man removing items from his home. The suspect placed the items in a vehicle and drove off. The victim reported a large quantity of jewelry had been stolen.
During the second crime, a real estate agent was attacked after she had finished showing a La Jolla property. The robber pulled a firearm, pointed it at the agent and demanded she turn over any and all items of value on her person. He also stole other items within the home. The homeowner encountered the suspect as he was leaving the residence. The suspect proceeded to pull a gun and fired shots. No injuries were reported.
SDPD detectives said that once they were able to determine the identity of the robber a search warrant was obtained. It was executed earlier this week. Grubb was taken into custody without incident. He could face several years in jail if he is convicted of all counts.