EL CENTRO, Calif. – Three suspects were arrested for armed robbery and other charges in two separate incidents.
Friday morning when El Centro police got a 911 call reporting stolen desktop computers from Walmart. Witnesses said a man holding a hunting knife out jumped into a car where a second man was waiting.
El Centro officers say they found the car shortly after and arrested 40-year-old Ted Michael Shigematsu with a portion of what was stolen.
Officers say they continued the investigation and eventually found the second suspect, 25-year-old Joshua Brandon Anderson along with more missing stolen computer parts. Both suspects are booked into Imperial County Jail and face charges of armed robbery and possession of stolen property.
The second incident happened at the ‘Los Compadres Market’ Saturday afternoon. Officers say an employee was allegedly pepper sprayed by a man who stole cash from the register and ran off.
Shortly after, officers found 25-year-old Tristian Xavier Roche, who matched the suspect’s description. Roche was said to be found with money in the same denominations stolen from the store.
He was arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail for robbery and an outstanding warrant.