Two men are in custody today after a robbery Monday night that led law enforcement officials on a wild chase.
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According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report, Temecula police officers responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery that had occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Denny’s Restaurant on Rancho California Road.
The victim called 911 as he followed the suspects into the city of Murrieta where 20-year-old Murrieta resident Eduardo Torres eventually crashed his car into an embankment near California Oaks Road.
Torres was taken into custody by responding Temecula Police officers, officials said.
“During the investigation, officers learned the identity of the second suspect involved, Johnny Nie, 20, who was subsequently located at his residence, within the city of Murrieta,” said Sgt. Jon Wade in the report.
California Highway Patrol responded and assisted with the traffic collision investigation.
The victim was not injured.
Both suspects were booked at Southwest Detention Center on the following charges:
Torres was booked at Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and probation violation.
Nie was also booked for robbery, conspiracy, probation violatio.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.