Imperial Valley Press

Armed man arrested for robbery

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An individual was arrested Saturday in possession of a firearm and for his alleged involvemen­t in a series of robberies of convenienc­e stores, said the Municipal Public Safety Department.

The suspect was identified as Jose “Doe,” 39, who was arrested at 6:15 a.m. at Camelias Street and Río Nuevo Boulevard at Colonia Pasadina neighborho­od.

The police said the suspect attempted to flee after observing the police officers.

Authoritie­s said the officers found the suspect in an abandoned home.

The suspect was detained by the police in possession of a 9mm pistol loaded with four rounds.

The agency said the suspect has been involved in several robberies reported at convenienc­e stores.

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