Teen armed robbers arraigned; will be charged as adults


Teen armed robbers arraigned; will be charged as adults

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YUMA, Ariz. (KSWT News 13) - The people of Yuma are resting a little easier tonight. 

Three teenaged armed robbers are behind bars, and are likely to be there for awhile.

The trio was in court this afternoon and formally charged in Yuma Justice Court.

They may look like children, but police say they are known, violent gang members.

Seventeen-year-old Abel Ruiz, 16-year-old Anthony Michael Sanchez and 17-year-old Isaac Garcia appeared before the judge.

Police say these three pointed guns at people, sometimes in broad daylight, and stole their money.

Clearly, the court views these three teenagers as very dangerous criminals. The statement was loud and clear as bond was set for the three teen criminals.

Bond for Ruiz and Sanchez has been set at $2,000,000 each.

Garcia is being held on $1,000,000 bond.

Police believe the three teens may have committed other violent crimes.

They're due back in court February 8. 

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