Morro Bay police arrested three Los Osos teens who allegedly used their fists and a replica handgun to rob two individuals of a phone, wallet and watch. The suspects had been on the loose for several days.
Shortly before 6 p.m. last Friday, two men were sitting in a parked car in on the 700 block of Quintana Road. The three suspects approached the vehicle, and one of the teens began hitting the person sitting in the passenger seat.
The third teen, with a firearm tucked in his waistband, confronted the driver. When the driver refused to hand over his wallet, the suspect entered the vehicle and stole his cell phone.
Meanwhile, the other two suspects stole the passenger’s wallet and watch. The teens then fled the area by foot.
On Monday, Morro Bay detectives identified Irving Esteban Cobarruvias Figueroa, 18, as one of the suspects. Investigators contacted Figueroa, who disclosed information confirming his part in the robbery, a police department press release states.
Officers found a replica handgun, which was later determined to be an airsoft gun, in Figueroa’s vehicle. Investigators believe that was the gun used during the robbery.
Police arrested Figueroa without incident and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a single charge of robbery.
On Wednesday, detectives identified a 17-year-old male as a second suspect in the robbery. They contacted the suspect, who, too, provided information confirming his involvement in the crime.
Officers arrested the 17-year-old without incident and booked him in juvenile hall.
Upon further investigation, detectives identified Brandon Blake Foley, 18, as the third robber. Foley turned himself in at the Morro Bay Police Department after learning he was wanted for questioning in the case.
Officers arrested Foley and booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail on a robbery charge. As of Friday morning, both Figueroa and Foley remain in custody with their bail set at $60,000.
Police say they have obtained information that earlier on the day of the robbery the three suspects met and conspired to locate and assault one of the victims. Investigators are still asking anyone who has additional information about the case to call Detective Mark Martin at (805) 772-6233.