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Riverside police officer is suspect in robbery

October 15, 2009 | 12:27 pm

Lanow.sheriff A Riverside police officer was arrested on suspicion of robbing an auto parts store in Moreno Valley on Wednesday night, authorities said.

David Reeves Jr., 28, of Moreno Valley allegedly tried to rob an Auto Zone store at 23510 Sunnymead Blvd. about 9:03 p.m., according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Moreno Valley police detained Reeves one minute after store owners called police, authorities said.

Reeves joined the Riverside Police Department in 2001 as a cadet, said Sgt. Jaybee Brennan, a spokeswoman for the department. He was sworn in as a peace officer in 2002.

He was “separated” from his employment the day after the arrest occurred, Brennan said.

--My-Thuan Tran

Photo: David Reeves Jr. Credit: Moreno Valley Police Department

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