Pomona police said Tuesday that a man they arrested in a Pomona alley Monday night, moments after $150 had been taken in an armed robbery of a nearby gasoline station, is Daryl Sconiers, former California Angels first baseman.
Sconiers, 29, now with the Chicago White Sox organization, was arrested with two unidentified boys, 16 and 17, moments after the holdup on North Indian Hill Boulevard.
A customer and an employee at the station identified Sconiers, who at first gave police a false identity. He was positively identified Tuesday, according to Sgt. Gary Elofson of the Pomona Police Department.
He was jailed in lieu of $16,000 bail. Elofson said charges would be filed against Sconiers late Tuesday or today.
"But we don't know how strong a case we'll have on him," he said. "His role in the robbery is somewhat cloudy. One witness puts him 25 to 50 feet away during the holdup, like a lookout. When he was arrested in the alley nearby, he was 20 to 25 feet from the two teen-agers, and he denied any involvement in the robbery or even knowing the two teen-agers."