INDIO (CBS) — Two employees of an upholstery business were robbed at gunpoint, and officers arrested two teens in the case, Indio police said.
The robbery was reported at 11:54 a.m. Friday at Ramos Upholstery, in the 45800 block of Fargo Street, Indio police spokesman Benjamin Guitron said.
“The men entered the business armed with handguns, which they pointed at both employees of the business demanding money and the jewelry they were wearing,” Guitron said.
Police identified the suspects as Sergio Uribe Jr., 18, of Mecca, and Andrew Mejia, 19, of Indio. They reportedly fled the business on foot and were arrested, without incident, a few blocks away.
The suspects were booked into the Larson Justice Center in Indio on suspicion of armed robbery, jail records show. Bail was set at $25,000 for each.
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