Man, Juveniles Behind Bars Over Kidnapping Robbery Investigation

City News Service

DESERT Hot SPRINGS (CNS) – An 18-year-old man and two juveniles were
arrested today in connection with a Coachella robbery-kidnapping investigation.

Ezeqiel Torres, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were arrested
Monday when the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department served a search
warrant at a residence in the 65-900 block of Flora Avenue in Desert Hot
Springs, according to sheriff’s officials.

Sgt. Mariano Matos did not disclose details of the Feb. 12 crime in
Coachella, but said investigators found evidence of the robbery along with two
non-serialized handguns– referred to as “ghost guns” for being untraceable.

Torres was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on
suspicion of robbery, kidnapping and possession of a non-serialized firearm.
Torres’ court date and bail were not immediately available in jail records.

The two juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall in Indio on suspicion
of possession of a non-serialized firearm.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-03-14-2022 10:21

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