Ontario Robbery Suspect Arrested

December 18, 2019

Ontario Police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for 18 robberies throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.

Donald Mooch Machuca, a 41-year-old male, was arrested on December 12, 2019 at his home in the 800 block of Citrus Avenue in the City of Azusa.

Machuca is believed to have committed 18 robberies in which he threatened to shoot store employees if they did not meet his demands for money. Investigators from surrounding agencies continue to search for evidence linking Machuca to each robbery and so far have positively identified him in 11 robberies including 4 which occurred in the City of Ontario.

Anyone with information about Machuca or his connection to related criminal activity is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at (909) 986-6711 or Detective Jeff Crittenden at (909) 408-1734.

Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.

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