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Pair suspected of robbing pizza man, trying to rob business

 

Last updated 2/20/2019 at 5:13pm



PERRIS - A probationer and another man are behind bars on suspicion of robbing a pizza deliveryman and attempting to hold up two Perris businesses.

Edgar Andrew Salazar, 23, and Gustavo Edgar Felix, 22, were arrested Monday night and booked on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery, and conspiracy. Salazar was additionally booked for probation violations.

They're being held at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta -- with bail set at $30,000 for Felix and $50,000 for Salazar.

According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Edmondson, the pair allegedly targeted a store at the Spectrum Mini Mall on North Perris Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday.

Edmondson alleged that one of the men went into the business armed with a handgun and demanding cash, while his partner remained at the wheel of a black hatchback sedan parked in front. The robbery was foiled, however, and both suspects fled moments later, according to the sergeant.

He alleged that, within 10 minutes, the men went into another business in the 100 block of East Ramona Expressway, where the same scenario unfolded -- with the suspects again fleeing empty-handed.

About 5 p.m., a pizza delivery driver was making a run in the 25000 block of JFK Drive, near Perris Boulevard, in Moreno Valley, when the pair allegedly confronted him at gunpoint and forced him to surrender his cash, according to Edmondson.

Five hours later, based on witnesses' descriptions, patrol deputies located the alleged getaway car in the 1000 block of Seventh Street in Perris, Edmondson said. Felix and Salazar were in the car and were taken into custody without incident, the sergeant said.

According to court records, Salazar has prior convictions for making criminal threats, resisting arrest and violating a domestic violence restraining order.

Felix has no documented prior felony convictions, but he has an unresolved misdemeanor case related to alleged failure to pay a motel bill, records showed.

 

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