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Subject Arrested for Robbery and Resisting Arrest

Post Date:10/04/2019 3:10 PM

At approximately 11:31 a.m. on Thursday, October 3, officers of the Sausalito Police Department were dispatched to the scene of an assault at a clothing store in the 20 block of Princess Street.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that the assault took place after a subject (later identified as Jonathan Whyte, a 35-year-old transient who is on probation out of San Francisco for felony burglary) attempted to purchase a belt at the store. When Whyte's credit card was declined, he went behind the counter and took the employee's cell phone and started to run away. The employee and White engaged in a struggle for the cell phone. During the struggle, the employee was able to get her cell phone back. Whyte then ran outside and took a rental bicycle from a neighboring business and fled the area. Officers conducted a comprehensive search for Whyte, but were unable to locate him.

That afternoon at approximately 3:37 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 2400 block of Bridgeway. The individual causing the disturbance matched Whyte's description. Officers conducted a search of the area and located Whyte in the 2100 block of Marinship Way. Whyte attempted to escape on the stolen bicycle but was quickly stopped and, after a brief struggle, taken into custody. Neither Whyte nor the officers were injured during the struggle.

Whyte was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail.
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