Man arrested in Macy’s robbery

SBPD received numerous anonymous tips about his identity

POSTED: 05:50 PM PST Feb 01, 2013    UPDATED: 09:23 PM PST Feb 02, 2013 
Ivan Delatorre
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The man suspected in a robbery at a Macy’s store in Santa Barbara last week is in police custody Friday.

Ivan Meza-Delatorre, 35, was arrested after police received several anonymous tips about the man's identity.

Investigators said Meza-Delatorre had committed several thefts from the Macy's store, including a strong-arm robbery.

Police were able to catch the suspect within three hours of releasing the surveillance image.

He was booked at Santa Barbara County jail for robbery and burglary.

His bail amount is $50,000.