A man was robbed of his backpack in an assault involving a canister of pepper spray in Rocklin Tuesday.
A release issued by the Rocklin Police Department revealed officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of El Don Drive around 12:30 p.m. in response to a robbery. Upon arrival, officers were informed by the victim that two individuals had approached him and one sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. The assailants then forcibly grabbed his backpack and ran from the scene.
Rocklin officers canvassed the area and located one of the suspected robbers in a city park about a half mile from the scene of the robbery. The suspected culprit, Kendall Raymond, 19, was positively identified by the victim as one of the individuals who assaulted and robbed him, the report detailed.
Raymond was arrested at the scene on charges of robbery and conspiracy.