A 24-year-old man and a pair of teens were behind bars Friday after an investigation into a series of robberies throughout Riverside County.
Deshawn Wright of San Bernardino was arrested Thursday along with a 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl after police received two armed robbery calls — one in the 2000 block of Perris Boulevard and the other in the 400 block of East Fourth Street in Perris, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Dave Tinker.
The robberies occurred within 10 minutes of each other and involved a suspect entering the business, brandishing a firearm and demanding liquid codeine.
Hours later into the investigation, two more robberies were called in — at Moreno Valley in the 12000 block of Frederick Street and in the 23000 block of Ironwood Avenue.
Video footage revealed the now-identified 17-year-old boy committed the four robberies, according to Tinker.
Authorities identified the plates on the suspect vehicle, which had been stolen in Phoenix, and tracked it down.
Police detained the three suspects in the vehicle and booked the juveniles into Southwest Juvenile Hall. The boy was booked for numerous felony robbery charges while the girl had a no-bail arrest warrant.
Wright was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta for a felony warrant out of San Bernardino, where he is being held without bail.
Jail records did not indicate when Wright will make his initial court appearance.