UPDATED: Suspect in Target iPad Robbery ID'd

Joshua Danielson, 27, was positively identified and arrested Friday by Murrieta police detectives on suspicion of committing the Sept. 27 iPad robbery at Super Target.

Updated at 3:05 p.m. Oct. 15:

A jail booking photo was released Monday of the suspect in a Sept. 27 iPad robbery from Super Target in Murrieta.

Joshua Ryan Danielson, 27, was arrested Friday on suspicion of committing the crime, the Murrieta Police Department previously announced in a news release.

"Probable cause was met for the arrest," said Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad, when reached by phone Monday.

"We investigate our cases, make arrests when necessary, and file those cases with the District Attorney’s office...this will be filed Tuesday," Conrad told Patch.

Meantime, the 6-foot-3-inch-tall Danielson posted $30,000 bail within hours of his arrest Friday, sheriff's jail records showed.


The suspect in a strong-arm robbery of two Apple iPads from a Murrieta retail store has been identified, police said Friday.

Joshua Danielson, 27, of Murrieta was positively identified Friday by Murrieta police detectives as the suspect in the Sept. 27 robbery at Super Target, 27818 Clinton Keith Road.

Danielson was identified after police detectives put out a crime information flier—along with video surviellance—of the robbery.

Video footage showed the suspect punched a Super Target sales associate and then fled with the two devices, valued at $599 a piece, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Jay Froboese.

The robbery occurred as the suspect allegedly told the clerk he was interested in purchasing an iPad, Froboese said.

Once the display case was unlocked, a struggle broke out between the suspect and the associate.

The suspect allegedly punched the associate in the face, picked up an iPad that had fallen to the floor—along with another one—and ran out of the store.

"The suspect ran past a loss prevention officer, store cashier stands, and out of the south entry doors, without paying for the items," Froboese said.

The crime information flier was disseminated by Murrieta police detectives Oct. 2, and on Friday, detectives positively identified Danielson as the suspect, Froboese said.

At about 4:58 p.m. Friday, Froboese said detectives located Danielson near his Murrieta residence, where he arrested without incident.

Danielson was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary and strong-armed robbery. He was booked at Southwest Detention Center, where he was being held on $30,000 bail, according to sheriff's jail records.

Paul October 26, 2012 at 09:15 AM
MEMO TO ALL OF THE JOSH SUPPORTERS AND ALL OTHERS THAT THINK HE IS NOT THE SUPER TARGET ROBBER. There is now a newer Patch story about this case. http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/charges-pending-against-super-target-robbery-suspect The chacters that write nutty things after many Patch articles have been there. Any new readers to the newer article will not know about what you have written here that is favorable to Josh. So I suggest you look at the new article and make an appropriate comment over there too.
wrongly accused January 24, 2013 at 04:54 PM
I feel for Josh I go to trial on ID case there is video in my case and the man looks like me it's scary I also had two people that I hadn't known long come forward on my behalf that knew I wasn't at the bank they were with me at my home now I have to prove that to six jurors or if they believe it is me in the photo I go away for 30 years hope you beat this Josh
Paul February 25, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Read the follow-ups to this story at. Patch Article Dec 14, 2012. “Lack of evidence clears Murrieta Man“. (DA does not file charges, citing lack of evidence) 24 comments http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/lack-of-evidence-clears-murrieta-man-once-implicated-in-super-target-ipad-robbery?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001 If you go there it will display links on the right side to these earlier stories, 1. Patch, Oct 10, 2012, “Police Seek Suspect in Super Target iPad Robbery” The robbery occurred Sept. 27, 2012 18 COMMENTS The article links to a VIDEO several minutes long showing the man entering the store, grabbing the iPads, and running out the door. Police are looking for a man about 5 feet 8 to 10 inches tall and 20-25 years old. The video shows a man about 5 feet 8 to 10 inches tall entering the doorway. 2. Patch, Oct 12, 2012, “UPDATED: Suspect in Target iPad Robbery ID’d” 219 COMMENTS. That’s right, there were 219 comments, mostly supporting Josh.. The link to the VIDEO is in this article too. 3. Patch, Oct 23, 2012, Charges Pending against Super Target Robbery Suspect 88 COMMENTS, 4. Patch, Dec 14, “Lack of Evidence Clears Murrieta Man.” 24 comments SEE ABOVE FOR A LINK TO THIS STORY
Paul February 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Here is an expansion on my reference #2 above. I looked at the video about a hundred times, and did a lot of stop frames on it Patch, Oct 12, 2012, “UPDATED: Suspect in Target iPad Robbery ID’d” 219 COMMENTS. That’s right, there were 219 comments, mostly supporting Josh. The link to the VIDEO is in this article too. Police have arrested a man that most persons posting comments say does not look like the suspect in the VIDEO OR PICTURE and is said to be 6 foot 3 inched tall. Some one gave Josh’s name to police; they showed his Driver’s picture to witnesses that allegedly said that is him. Police went out and arrested Josh even though he is 5 to 7 inches TALLER than the robber in the video and was in another town at the time. The top of the door frame at the Target Stores in this area are lower than the door frames at some of the other stores, for example Home Depot and Lowe’s are higher. A tall man passing under the top of the doorframe with 6 inches to spare simply does NOT LOOK LIKE a shorter man passing under the frame with 14 inches to spare. Perhaps they should have just gone out and interviewed him. Then observing he did not look like the man face or build in the VIDEO and was obviously so tall he could not look like the video suspect looked passing under the top of the entrance doorway they should not have arrested him, but just interviewed him for their report, and perhaps checked out his alibi.
Paul February 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM
If the link to the PATCH article "Lack of Evidence Clears Murrieta Man" does not work, try this one: http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/lack-of-evidence-clears-murrieta-man-once-implicated-in-super-target-ipad-robbery?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001


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