ECPD arrest three for armed robberies

ECPD arrest three for armed robberies

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.

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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