2nd suspect arrested in PHX food truck robbery

Posted at 1:13 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 16:13:11-04

Police have arrested a second suspect wanted in connection with a food truck robbery in west Phoenix.

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Police say the Taco La Lomita food truck was packing up for the night near 75th Avenue and Van Buren Street on March 24 when two men walked toward it.

One of the workers told police, that as they approached, he noticed one of the men was armed. He said he warned his co-workers telling them, "we're about to be robbed."

Police say the suspect with the gun, later identified as 22-year-old Victor Garcia, put the gun in the ribs of a female worker, telling her "she had 10 seconds to open the safe."  The woman was scared, so another employee opened it and gave Garcia the $600.

Garcia reportedly pointed the gun at a customer who was approaching the food truck as they left. This man followed the two suspects as they ran off, seeing them get into a car with another person inside.

As the citizen pursued the car, the driver crashed just north of Van Buren on 75th Avenue.

As Garcia fled, the customer held one suspect for police, while officers located the third suspect.

Police report that Garcia was found on April 12 hiding at an apartment in Phoenix near 35th Avenue and Polk Street.

Garcia is facing multiple counts of armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault.