Saturday, February 6 , 2016, 9:54 pm | Fair 51º

Suspect Nabbed After Beating, Robbery

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Christian Omar Rubalcava
Christian Omar Rubalcava

A 27-year-old Santa Maria man is facing felony charges after allegedly beating and robbing a man Sunday night, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Christian Omar Rubalcava was arrested at about 5:40 p.m., said Sgt. Paul Van Meel.

Rubalcava approached the victim in the 300 block of West Cypress Street, Van Meel said. After briefly engaging him in conversation, Rubalcava allegedly began beating the victim about the head.

Rubalcava then fled with cash and personal property he stole from the victim, Van Meel said, but was apprehended nearby a short time later.

Rubalcava was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of robbery.

The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident, Van Meel said, adding that the victim’s property and money were recovered.

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» on 01.21.13 @ 01:42 PM

Mexican illegal or anchor baby again, when will they ever learn? In 1986 they said amnesty for 4 million and we will seal up the boarders tighter than ever, Democrats promised>> well that made it even worse rewarding bad behavior, and the Mexicans and others came in illegally faster than ever filling jobs the lazy welfare & food stamp losers refuse to do.

Just keeping it real!!

» on 01.21.13 @ 02:27 PM

I wonder if there has ever been one of those studies done, on the increase of welfare recipients, food stamps, section 8 housing, etc. for Mexicans in California, since the amnesty in the 80’s? That would be interesting to know the cost to taxpayers.

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