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Posted on: August 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Robbery Suspect Apprehended

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant  Travis Mountz

File # T222420172


Linnell Wilson

On August 30, 2022, at about 9:30 pm, Deputies from the Palm Desert Station responded to a report of an attempted carjacking and robbery that took place near the 77000 block of Michigan Drive, Palm Desert. During the investigation, deputies identified the suspect as Linnell Wilson, a 19-year-old resident of Palm Desert, and located him at his residence.

A search warrant was granted for Wilson's residence. During the service of the search warrant, property belonging to the victim was located inside Wilson's home. On August 31, 2022, at about 2:30 am, Wilson was arrested for attempted carjacking, strong arm robbery, child endangerment, and criminal threats. Wilson was booked into custody at the John Benoit Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Coronado of the Palm Desert Station at (760) 836-1600.

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