A 24-year-old parolee suspected of robbing a 14-year-old Moreno Valley boy, holding him at knifepoint while stealing his belongings, was arrested Monday.
Igor Ivan Borroel was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of robbery and parole violations. Borroel is being held without bail.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Marcuse, about 7:20 a.m. on June 4, a 14-year-old boy was walking in the 24000 block of JFK Drive, near Heacock Street, when Borroel allegedly confronted him.
“The suspect brandished a knife and took several items of property from the victim by force,” Marcuse said.
The boy was not injured.
Marcuse alleged that the suspect fled the scene, and the victim reported the encounter to deputies.
Detectives began working the case soon after, speaking with area merchants and gathering other evidence that ultimately pointed to Borroel as the alleged perpetrator, according to Marcuse.
Deputies spotted Borroel in the area of Brodiaea Avenue and Heacock Street about 12:30 p.m. Monday where he was taken into custody without incident.
Borroel has a prior felony conviction in Riverside County, but the nature of the offense was not disclosed.