Dropped wallet leads Modesto police to robbery suspect

August 1, 2013 

— Modesto police found a robbery suspect at his home Wednesday evening after he dropped his wallet while fleeing the scene of the crime.

The shoplifting-turned-robbery occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the Save Mart supermarket at 2601 Oakdale Road, according to police Sgt. Brian Findlen.

The suspect was stopped by a loss-prevention employee and was accused of putting three items in his pocket: salami, pistachios and ExtenZe, an herbal male enhancement supplement. When confronted by the employee, the suspect brandished a pocketknife and ran south from the store toward Floyd Avenue, dropping his wallet on the way, Findlen said. The employee picked it up and found inside the identification of 38-year-old Aldo Munoz.

The suspect returned for his wallet a short time later; the employee gave it to him but kept the identification. During the exchange, the employee noticed the suspect had a cut on the hand with which he was holding the knife moments earlier.

When police arrived, Findlen said the employee gave the identification card to officers, who went to Munoz's home less than a mile away in the 1900 block of Celeste Drive. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and parole violation.

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