Wellton man arrested for robbing disabled man

Wellton man arrested for robbing disabled man

Juan Uriarte Juan Uriarte

WELLTON, AZ - A man is behind bars suspected of robbing a disabled man.

Wellton police say 19 year old Juan Uriarte verbally threatened and used physical force to intimidate a disabled man of his bicycle. They say the 23 year old victim was unable to defend himself and that he uses his bicycle as transportation.

Police say the incident happened Monday night at the Circle K on Los Angeles Avenue.

Uriarte was arrested early Friday morning at a relatives home, located on the 4600 blk of Avenue 46E, after a struggle with officers. No one was injured.

Police say Uriarte returned the bike to the victim Friday morning.

He faces charges of aggravated assault, theft, robbery and threatening or intimidating.

A judge set his bond at $50,000. Uriarte's due back in court next week.

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