A 27-year-old man suspected of assaulting a 24-year-old man in La Quinta and stealing his wallet and cellphone was arrested Friday.

The robbery occurred 8:20 p.m. Thursday in the 45900 block of Adams Street, near Blackhawk Way, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. David Aldrich. The victim, a La Quinta resident, sustained minor injuries, Aldrich said.

The investigation by the Thermal Station Special Investigations Unit identified Skylar Brannen-Grove, of La Quinta, as the suspect. Members of the unit located Brannen-Grove Friday in the 46300 block of Roudel Lane, less than a mile from the crime scene, and took him into custody without incident, Aldrich said.

Brannen-Grove was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio for robbery, Aldrich said.

The Thermal Station Special Investigations Unit asked anyone with additional information on the robbery to call Cpl. Marco McTigue at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at 760-863-2813. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Valley Crimestoppers at 760-341-7867.

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