WEST SALEM -- Salem Police Detectives arrested a 28-year-old male May 19 in connection with a robbery which had occurred on April 18 in the parking lot of Safeway, 1455 Edgewater St. NW.
On April 18, a 25-year-old woman was sitting in her vehicle just after 10:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Safeway while her boyfriend was inside shopping. She was confronted by a man with a handgun who demanded her purse. The suspect had gotten away with her purse, running west from the location.
Christopher Ryan Santibanez was lodged in the Polk County Jail, charged with robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon.