Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunnyside police have arrested an individual they believe is responsible for at least two armed robberies in Sunnyside.
The man robbed Hiway Fruit last night just before 9 p.m. He showed the clerk a gun and demanded money. He then left and was later arrested at El Valle Restaurant.
Sunnyside police were at the restaurant at the time investigating a report that suspects from Monday's triple homicide in Mattawa were at the restaurant. The armed robbery suspect was a member of that group.
It is unclear just how many people were arrested last night but police have confirmed it was a group of people, both male and female.
None of the individuals arrested last night have been charged with a crime yet. Charlotte Hinderlider, administrative assistant to the Sunnyside Police Chief, said the individuals are under investigation at this time.
"There are a lot of pieces to this and we have 72 hours to put them together," she said.
Police are not releasing the name of the robbery suspect at this time.