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Suspect Arrested for Burrito Snatching

An Arizona man with a felony criminal record was arrested when he allegedly snagged a burrito from a stranger’s hands and walked off with it.

When a man on a Phoenix street was enjoying a burrito, he was reportedly approached by an unfamiliar man who allegedly began to speak to him in a threatening manner. Before long, the stranger allegedly grabbed the burrito from the man and strolled off with the food in his hand.

The alleged victim contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report the incident and he kept the call connected until officers arrived.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Timothy James Bell, was apprehended, and the man who reportedly had his burrito lifted confirmed to the police that Bell was allegedly the man with the sticky fingers.

Bell was booked into the Maricopa County Jail without bond while awaiting an arraignment hearing scheduled early in December, and he has been charged for suspicion of felony robbery.

According to the criminal complaint, Bell has been accused of taking the man’s food, which was reportedly valued at “less than $1000,” “with the intent to deprive” the alleged victim of his possession.

It was also reported that Bell has a record of prior offenses for possession of weapons, possession of narcotics, disorderly conduct, and trespassing, for which he was convicted to terms in state prison twice. Bell is additionally still on probation after serving three-years for a 2015 conviction involving a felony weapon charge.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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