Baron Fuels clerk robbed at gunpoint

Armed Robbery

YUMA, Ariz. – On Sunday, February 22, 2015 at approximately 7:02 AM, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to Baron Fuels, located at 2315 E. Highway 95, in reference to a panic alarm.

Upon arrival, Deputies were advised an unknown suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk.   The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and departed the store.

The suspect was described as a male, light complexion, clean shaven, approximately 5’ 06” and 155 lbs, wearing a black shirt, black pants, black and white gloves, and a black baseball cap with white lettering.  The suspect arrived and departed on a red BMX style bicycle.

No additional suspect information was received.  No persons were injured during the incident.  The incident remains under investigation.  Anyone with any information concerning the investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.  You can also visit our website at www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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