A 47-year-old homeless male from Desoto Parish (Louisiana) fled the crime scenes, adult gift shops, on a bicycle
December 7, 2022 – On December 6, 2022, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed 2 counts of Robbery against Kelly Blake Carr, a 47-year-old homeless male. On December 3, 2022,at about 4:30 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to an armed robbery at 1319 Santa Monica Blvd (Adult Love Boutique).
The employee indicated the suspect was armed with a handgun and stole US Currency before he fled. SMPD Officers arrived in less than two minutes and noticed a male changing his clothing near the crime scene and attempted to detain him. The male, later identified as Kelly B. Carr, disobeyed the officers' commands, and fled on his bicycle.
SMPD Officers gave chase and eventually detained Carr in the BMW dealership parking lot at 12th and Santa Monica.
While he was fleeing from officers, Carr discarded his backpack and the replica handgun used in the commission of the robbery, however those items were recovered. Officers also located the stolen cash and a clear plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine on Carr's person. During the detention, Carr admitted to the crime and during a field show-up, the employee and witness both positively identified him as the suspect. Carr was booked for Robbery, Delaying Arrest, and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Officers also discovered Carr had a warrant out of Desoto Parish Sheriff's County for Burglary as well as an out of state warrant for Possession of Cocaine. SMPD Robbery Homicide Detectives were able to link Carr to an incident that occurred on October 16, 2022.
During that incident, Carr entered a business at 2432 Lincoln Blvd. (Secret Desires), selected items then walked to the register before producing a handgun and demanding money. Carr then fled on his bicycle before police arrived.
SMPD Detectives believe that Carr may be responsible for other robberies in the area that may lead to additional charges. Anyone with any additional information pertaining to these incidents or suspect is strongly encouraged to contact Detective I. Tavera at 310-458-2201 ext. 2256 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.