Thursday, July 28, 2016

Raven Loredo, David Aguirre Arrested In Robbery

LABELLE, FL. -- Raven Loredo and David Aguirre, Jr, have been arrested on charges stemming from a gas station robbery Wednesday night.

On July 27, 2016, at approximately 9 pm, Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a robbery at the Shell Gas Station in Felda. When they arrived, they were met by the victims; the store manager and the cashier.

The victims told deputies that they had three calls that evening, all from the same number, asking the same question “Is the manager there?” They were locking up the store for the night when two suspects armed, dressed in black, gloves, bandanas around their mouth and face area and hoodies, approached the vehicle.

One suspect, believed to be a male, began yelling at them "where's the money", while the other suspect proceeded to fire a warning shot in the air. The suspect that fired the gun also fired two shots into the passenger side window of the victim's car in an attempt to get to the glove compartment to check for money. 

Once the suspect with the gun didn't locate any money in the car they turned the gun on the manager and took his wallet with his credit cards and personal information.

Deputies took statements and a description of the vehicle they were driving and put out a BOLO.

A phone number that had called the store was connected to a Facebook account from one of the suspects. Deputies received information that the manager's credit card had just been used at a local Circle K. HCSO deputies met investigators at the store and were able to identify one of the suspects as 23-year old Raven Loredo.

Sheriff Steve Whidden located the suspect vehicle in the LaBelle Walmart parking lot. As the suspects exited the store, they were detained without incident.

Deputies found three of the victim’s credit cards, marijuana, and drug equipment on Raven Loredo and two of the victim’s credit cards on the second suspect person, 17-year old, David Aguirre Jr.

Deputies were able to recover all of the items and receipts purchased with the victim’s credit cards as well as the victim’s wallet.

Loredo was arrested on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, 2 Weapons Offenses, Burglary to a Vehicle, Robbery with a Firearm, Fraud-Illegal use of a Credit Card, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Loredo is being held at the Hendry County Jail on $87,500 bond.

Aguirre was arrested on charges of Robbery with a Firearm. Aguirre was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice, where he is currently being held.