Dennis Aguerro, 42, who was arrested in connection to several robberies. He faces six charges: five for armed robbery and one for conspiracy. Photo courtesy of Yuma County Detention Center.
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – The search for a couple of masked robbers, armed with shotguns, who have hit up several businesses in Yuma over the last few months may have come to an end tonight.
Police have arrested a man and a teenager in connection to the robberies.
42-year-old Dennis Aguerro and a 16-year-old boy were taken into custody yesterday just before midnight.
Police say they received a 911 call from an employee at Mariscos Mar Azul, located at 1314 South 4th Avenue.
She reported that a white Dodge Charger was following her.
Yuma Police Department officers located and stopped the car.
Officers were given verbal consent to search the car and found a shotgun, black ski mask and rubber gloves.
Most recently, an armed robber wearing a black ski mask hit up the 8th Street Smoke Shop and got away with money.
In April, police say a man wearing a black ski mask robbed Tacos Mi Rancho, CMS Market and R.C. Liquor—all within one hour of each other.
Aguerro was booked into Yuma County Detention Center on four counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
The 16-year-old boy was booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center on four counts of armed robbery, six counts of aggravated assault, one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
The three prior armed robberies that happened on April 23, happened at: Tacos Mi Rancho on 4th Avenue, R.C. Liquor on 24th Street, and CMS Store on 8th Street.
Then, on May 7, 8th Street Liquor was also robbed.
The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with information about this case to please contact Yuma Police or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.
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