One suspect in custody involved in armed robbery

YUMA, Ariz.- Police are searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery that happened Sunday night.

Police say a homeowner near 10th Avenue and 11th Street heard their doorbell ring at around 11 p.m. The resident answered the door when two men forced their way inside carrying a handgun.

“They heard the doorbell ring, when the residents of the house went to open the front door the two Hispanic males were standing there. They had a handgun and forced their way in,” says Sgt. Lori Franklin with the Yuma Police Department, “They got the victims put in a locations told them not to move. They took the items they wanted and left the residence.”

The suspects took numerous items from the house including the keys to a vehicle. The suspects left the scene in the victim’s car with the stolen items.

“They fled the area officers arrived and then about 11:40 p.m. the vehicle was found in the 1700 block of Eighth Avenue,” said Franklin.

Using the car’s OnStar system, police were able to locate the vehicle about a mile away near Eighth Avenue and 17th Street. One of the suspects was found near the scene and was arrested.

“Carlos Enriquez, a 26-year-old, was taken into custody and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center. We still have one suspect that is outstanding,” says Franklin.

Police are now searching for the second suspect. He is described as a Hispanic man, thin build with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt. Some items were found and the weapon used in the robbery was confiscated.

Franklin says, “We did get the handgun and we did get some of the items back along with the vehicle.”

If you have any information regarding this case you are encouraged to call the Yuma Police Department. Any information you give that leads to an arrest could earn you a $1,000 reward.

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