Three people were recently arrested after they allegedly robbed two Norco stores on Apr. 11.
After a lengthy investigation, law enforcement officials developed leads regarding the identity of the robbery suspects, Sgt. Violette said in a written report.
On May 9, deputies from the Norco Community Orientated Policing Team arrested Corona residents Anthony Vega and Jessica Ortega, both 24-years-old, officials reported.
The remaining suspect, 55-year-old Corona resident Daniel Stordahl was tracked down and taken into custody on May 10.
The trio is suspected of robbing a Stater Bros Grocery Store and another store in close proximity to the grocery store on Hamner Avenue. According to court documents, the suspects approached a cashier and one of the robbers told the employee he had a gun and demanded cash.
The three suspects fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.
Shortly after the Stater Bros robbery was reported, deputies responded to a second robbery in the area. Witnesses told deputies a male Hispanic entered the store and handed the cashier a note demanding money, a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release stated.
In both robberies no weapon was seen and nobody was injured.
“It is really important that people get a good description of suspects in any crime,” Deputy Angel Ramos said. ”It helps us find and apprehend them.”
Vega and Ortega were booked in the Robert Presely Detention Center on charges of first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Stordahl was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on charges of first degree armed robbery, parole violation and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Anyone with information regarding this ongoing investigation is urged to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Jurupa Valley station at 951- 955-2600.
Stephanie D. Schulte is a writer/photographer with SWRNN. She can be reached at email@example.com.