A convicted felon accused of threatening a Moreno Valley boy with a knife and stealing his belongings was charged Wednesday with robbery and other offenses.

Igor Ivan Borroel, 24, was arrested Monday following a weeks-long Riverside County sheriff’s investigation into the alleged holdup in the 24000 block of JFK Drive, near Heacock Street.

Along with robbery, Borroel is charged with gang activity. He’s being held without bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside and is slated to make his initial court appearance Thursday at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Marcuse, at about 7:20 a.m. on June 4, the victim, identified only as a 14-year-old boy, was walking on JFK when the defendant 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 Borroel fled the scene, and the victim then 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 perpetrator, according to the sergeant.

At about 12:30 p.m. Monday, deputies spotted the convicted felon in the area of Brodiaea Avenue and Heacock, where he was taken into custody without a struggle.

According to court records, Borroel has prior convictions for making criminal threats while on bail, armed robbery and identity theft.

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