A Palm Desert man and woman suspected in the armed robbery of five fast food restaurants in Bermuda Dunes, Indio and La Quinta were behind bars today.
Christopher Bryson, 22, and Zachsia Price, 20, were arrested by Indio
police detectives at a home in Palm Desert just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, said
Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron.
The latest robbery was Tuesday, when Bryson walked into the Subway sandwich shop at 43430 Monroe St. at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday, placed several items for purchase on the counter, then drew a handgun and ordered a clerk to hand over money from the cash register, Guitron said.
Bryson then fled with an undisclosed sum, he said.
Information gathered by Indio police detectives led them to contact Riverside County sheriff's investigators, who helped identify Bryson as the robbery suspect and trace him to a home in the 77700 block of Michigan Drive in Palm Desert, Guitron said.
Detectives took Bryson and Price into custody and later determined that
Price had also been involved in the robbery, he said.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steve DaSilva says the two will each be charged with five counts of armed robbery.
The four other robberies took place at:
- Dairy Queen, 41-800 Washington Street, Bermuda Dunes (on 06/22/2012)
- Cold Stone Creamery, 78-370 Highway 111, La Quinta (on 07/04/2012)
- Teddy's Donuts, 40-100 Washington Street, Bermuda Dunes (on 07/05/2012)
- China Joes 78-550 Highway 111, La Quinta (on 07/05/2012)
Bryson was being held on $100,000 bail, while Price's bail was set at $25,000, according to sheriff's online booking records, which indicated that both were due in court in Indio Friday.