SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A suspect was arrested at Outside Lands with 10 stolen cellphones, the San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond Station said. The man also stole a debit card and a wallet.
“Outside Lands 2022 recently finished in GGP. While the event was under way, many were having a great time while a few were pick pocketing cell phones. Our Officers detained a suspect, discovered 10 cell phones, debit card and a wallet on him,” SFPD said in a tweet.
SFPD confirmed that all of the items mentioned in the tweet were stolen. They have all since been returned to their rightful owners.
SFPD did not identify the suspect or provide additional details about the matter. Outside Lands lasted from August 5-7, featuring artists such as SZA, Green Day and Post Malone.
KRON4 reached out to the San Francisco Police Department and received the following statement:
“On Sunday August 7, 2022, at approximately 10:18 p.m., San Francisco police officers working at the Outside Lands Music Festival responded to the area of the Polo Fields to assist medical personnel with a combative subject. Officers arrived on scene and met with several bystanders and event security who stated that the individual they had detained was in possession of several cell phones. Officers recovered 10 cell phones, one debit card and one wallet. Officers determined that the phones, card, and wallet were not the property of the detained subject. Officers seized the property and returned everything to the rightful owners. Each of the victims told officers they believed that their property was taken off their person during the event.”
“The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Marlon Armas. Armas was later transported San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on six counts of felony receiving stolen property (496(a) PC) and seven counts of misdemeanor receiving stolen property (496(a) PC). While an arrest has been made this remains an open and active investigation.”
Anyone with any information regarding the thefts is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444.