A 19-year-old man accused with two boys of holding up a Lake Elsinore convenience store was charged Friday with armed robbery.
Raul Revilla Aparicio of Temecula is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail at the Byrd Detention Center and is slated to make his initial court appearance Monday at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Thomas, the robbery occurred about 1 a.m. Wednesday at the Circle K store in the 17000 block of Grand Avenue. He said the defendant and two juveniles grabbed some alcoholic beverages before allegedly confronting the clerk.
Thomas alleged that Aparicio leveled a handgun at the man and demanded money, which the victim handed over. After the trio fled, the clerk called 911, and patrol deputies converged on the location, according to the sergeant.
He said the Porsche Boxer used as the getaway vehicle was located two hours later in a business complex parking lot, culminating in the uneventful arrest of Aparicio and one of the teenagers. The other boy was taken into custody at a residence later in the morning, according to Thomas.
The youths, whose names were withheld because they are underage, were booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall. Their cases are being prosecuted in juvenile court.
Aparicio has no documented prior felony convictions.