A Sylmar man has been arrested in connection with a robbery attempt on a police officer posing as a pizza deliverer, San Fernando police said Saturday.
Ruben Barrientos, 22, was taken into custody Friday morning when San Fernando police and members of the Cobra Corps, the Los Angeles Police Department's major-crime task force for the Valley, served a search warrant at his home in the 15200 block of La Valle Street, police said.
For the past month, undercover Los Angeles police officers have been trying to catch bandits in Pacoima, San Fernando and Sylmar who beat and rob pizza deliverers, often at gunpoint, said Detective Robert Glasgow of the San Fernando Police Department.
A Domino's Pizza outlet in San Fernando reported its drivers had been robbed 12 times in three weeks. The robberies are apparently unrelated to the slaying of a Domino's Pizza deliverer in Glendale last week, police said.