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SRPD Press Release. "Armed Robbery on Highway 66"

Santa Ramona PD SPECIAL Press Release


05/11/21

"Armed Robbery"


Date: November 5th 2021


Press Release

On the afternoon of Saturday October 23rd 21, an armoured truck passed through Santa Ramona on its way North from Mexico. After it sustained a problem with its engine along Highway 66, it was forced to come a stop, while the driver tried to get it working again.


There was only one guard on board as it seems their had been a mix up and personnel shortage, within the company the truck was working for. Soon after it stopped it was set upon by two assailants. Its unknown if they were working together or how it was they knew about the truck passing through in the first place. Over 30 shots were fired and Police who had received more than one call arrived for tactical deployment. SRPD Officers were quickly able to get the situation under control, but despite best efforts to stop them the suspects were able to flee. Police patrol units were sent to pursue them but they were unable to stop them.


One suspect a Male was rapidly identified by the Officer, as a suspect police were already investigation in regards to a Homicide earlier in the week. He was arrested and taken into custody the day after. After reviewing labs reports, he was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Discharging a firearm at a Vehicle and Fleeing and Eluding, alongside other charges pertaining to the Homicide case.


The other suspect who is also described as probably Male, average height, who has black hair, wearing round orange sunglasses, a black mask with a grin and a purple hoodie, gloves, jeans and sneakers and a dark red coloured motorcycle helmet, remains at large. The second suspect was driving a black motorbike with blue trim and took off in the direction of Imperial Blvd.


Over $200k in notes, was stolen as well as some vintage coins.


"Its not just about stolen money, judging by the amount of gunfire its clear these men are dangerous." Chief Brentt has stated "We need to get them off the streets as quickly as possible. We are therefor asking who anyone witnessed this incident, especially the anonymous caller who called 911, anyone who might of seen someone covered in bright neon dye, or has any suspicions about notes they might of been passed since then, to please get in contact on our no emergency line."


No further information will be released by the Santa Ramona Police Department at this time.

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