RIVERSIDE – Four were arrested as a result of an armed robbery that occurred in the City of Riverside at the end of May authorities said. Riverside police were dispatched to the area of Palm Avenue and Sierra Street, located in the Magnolia Center Neighborhood on Sunday, March 25, 2018, for the report of a robbery. The victims, all adults told police that a group of males approached them and asked for money. One of the victims fled, just as the suspect reached into his pocket. The second victim was attacked with a metal pipe, then robbed of his property. The suspects fled with the victim’s property.
Through investigational leads, authorities were able to identify the suspects and link one of the adult suspects to an attempted carjacking and robbery where a gun was used. They were also able to determine that a third battery and theft with a juvenile victim involved the same suspects. On Monday, April 23, 2018, detectives searched two locations and conducted a probation search of a third. “Two juvenile and two adult suspects were located and detained,” Riverside Police officials said. “Homemade weapons described by the victims were located during the searches. These weapons were metal pipes wrapped with tape. The vehicle used in these crimes was also located and seized as evidence.”
Gregory Michael Lee, 20, of San Bernardino, and Nile Blackston-Jefferson, 20, of Riverside, were arrested for attempted carjacking, attempted robbery, and conspiracy to commit a crime. Both were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. A 15 and 17-year-old juvenile were also arrested for robbery and attempted robbery and booked into juvenile hall. During the investigation, a fifth suspect was found to be in possession of ammunition, which was not related to the robbery but found as a result of the investigation. One suspect (pictured) remains unidentified.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please DIRECTLY contact Detective Brett Stennett at (951) 353-7213 or email@example.com. Those wishing to remain anonymous can email firstname.lastname@example.org or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit at Tip” feature while referencing incident number P18074324.
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