Burbank Police report on Monday, March 26 at 1:37 pm, officers responded to the Vallarta Market at 10950 Sherman Way regarding a theft suspect in custody.
On arrival, loss prevention officers reported that the suspect, Cesar M. Moreira, 21, of Sun Valley, concealed store merchandise on his person and walked out of the store without paying for it. A loss prevention officer contacted Moreira outside of the market and attempted to place him under citizen’s arrest. Moreira attempted to flee by running away.
During the ensuing struggle, Moreira reportedly punched the loss prevention officer several times with his closed fist in an attempt to free himself. The loss prevention officer was able to control Moreira and placed him into handcuffs until the arrival of the Burbank Police officers. The unidentified loss prevention officer complained of pain to his abdomen area and will seek his own medical attention.
Moreira was booked at the Burbank Jail for robbery. During the booking process it was discovered that he had an outstanding theft warrant. Moreira is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday March 28, with a total bail of $110,000.