A 31-year-old man was recently arrested in Santa Monica after allegedly assaulting and stealing the hat of a man walking down Santa Monica Boulevard. Reports by The Santa Monica Mirror indicate that the defendant was charged with robbery by the Santa Monica Police Department with a bail set at $50,000.
According to reports, the incident began when the defendant walked up from behind the alleged victim and put his arm around him in a friendly manner and informed him that he wanted all of his money. The man then tried to get away, but was held tighter and then punched in the back of the head. Following this, the defendant reportedly took the man’s hat and walked away.