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Posted on: December 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Robbery Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Robbery Arrest
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:December 2, 2020Time:9:15 AM
Incident Date:November 29, 2020Time:12:40 PM
Incident Location:Avenue 50 and Avenida Del Oro, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Y203340018


On December 2, 2020, at 7:00 A.M., deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) served a search warrant with the assistance of La Quinta Special Enforcement Team (SET), The Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT), and the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) at three locations in the cities of Coachella and Indio.  The search warrant stemmed from a robbery incident which occurred on November 29th, 2020 at De Oro park in the city of Coachella.  Taken into custody were suspects, Christopher Topete, 20 of Coachella, Joe Perdomo, 20 of Coachella, and a 16 y/o male juvenile.  Narcotic sales indicia, the weapon used in the robbery, and stolen property were recovered during the search warrant.  The male juvenile was booked at the Indio Juvenile Hall for robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.  Joe Perdomo was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center (JBDC) for robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.  Christopher Topete was booked at JBDC for robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of marijuana, Xanax, and Fentanyl for sales, and two felony warrants for possession of narcotics with a firearm, and felon in possession of a firearm.  Also arrested and booked at JBDC was Jose Rosas, 29 of Coachella, for two felony burglary warrants.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Molina with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Christopher TopeteJoe PerdomoJose Rosas

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