Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, Attempted Robbery

Release Date/Time: 1/22/2019 8:19 AM
Incident: Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, Attempted Robbery
Date: Friday, 1/18/2019
Time: 3:40 PM
Location:   900 bock Nantucket Blvd., 700 block of Elkington Ave.,1500 block of Constitution Blvd.

Eduardo Melgoza (18), Ivan Manriquez (23) and Andres Lopez (18) were all arrested after they went on a robbery spree starting behind the apartment complex located in the 900 block of Nantucket Blvd. At approximately 3:40 PM, Manriquez brandished a gun at two victims and took their personal property. At approximately 4 PM,  officers responded to an attempted robbery of a person in the parking lot of the shopping center located in the 1500 block of Constitution Blvd. The suspects were unsuccessful in this robbery attempt but officers received the suspect vehicle description that matched the description from the first robbery on Nantucket Blvd.

Approximately ten minutes later, they attempted to rob a pedestrian at gunpoint in the 700 block of Elkington, but when the victim bent over and armed himself with a rock, the suspects threatened to shoot him but fled without any property. They then went further down on Elkington Ave. where they robbed two victims of personal property. Investigating officers were able to obtain a license plate on the suspect vehicle and attempted to contact the registered owner in the  1200 block of  Rider Ave. After about 40 minutes after the robbery on Elkington the vehicle was located driving in the area of Rider Ave. with all 3 suspects aboard. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and detained the occupants. All three suspects were positively identified and were subsequently arrested. The stolen property from the robberies was recovered in the vehicle but the gun was not located..

 Manriquez, Melgoza and Lopez were booked into the Monterey County Jail on multiple counts of armed robbery and conspiracy.

Release Authorized by: Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: 831 758-7289

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