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Moreno Valley police officers arrested three men in connection with two armed robberies — one attempted, another successful — that occurred between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, Sheriff’s officials reported today.
Alfred King, 21 of Moreno Valley; Joseph Armstrong, 19 of Perris; and Morgan Moore, 19 of Moreno Valley were arrested in connection with the crimes after being identified as possible suspects by members of the Moreno Valley Police Department and its Robbery Suppression Team, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
One of the three suspects allegedly entered a business around 9:00 p.m. in the 25000 block of Red Maple in Moreno Valley with a gun and demanded money. However, the cashier of the business was able to chase him off and he left without attaining any currency, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Holmes.
At 10:58 p.m. another robbery took place at a business in the 15900 Block of Perris Boulevard. There, two of the men allegedly entered the business and were able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Only one of the men appeared to be carrying a firearm, according to Holmes.
During a traffic stop at a nearby location, police discovered what appeared to be a getaway vehicle from the first robbery and discovered it was driven by two males, Holmes said.
The investigation was then assumed by the Robbery Suppression Team and it was learned a third suspect was involved in the robberies. Police arrested the suspect after locating him, according to Holmes.
It was not immediately clear which of the men was the third suspect or when the other two men were arrested.
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