Police said an off-duty Lodi police officer pulled over a white Ford Explorer on Friday afternoon after he allegedly recognized the driver as a suspect in a robbery from earlier this week.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., Lodi police arrived on the 0 block of Avena Avenue and took two men into custody who were driving along Lodi Avenue, after searching the vehicle.
One of the men in the car was a suspect in a robbery that had occurred earlier this week, according to Lt. Tod Patterson.
According to Detective Steve Maynard, theft-related crimes have been on a big uptick in Lodi recently, particularly burglaries involving items left in vehicles.
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