Two arrested in connection with armed robbery
VISTA (CNS) – Two men were behind bars Saturday in connection with the armed robbery of a person attempting to buy a cellular phone listed in an online ad, a San Diego County sheriff's sergeant said.
Notriga Mandegar was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility Friday for suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and possession of marijuana for sale, according to the sheriff's department and online jail records.
Another suspect, who was identified by U-T San Diego as David Belcher, 18, also was arrested in connection with the July 29 robbery. He was arrested and booked into San Diego Central Jail on Thursday for suspicion of robbery and conspiracy, according to jail records.
Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Norton said the victim met the two suspects in regards to purchasing the cell phone from the ad, at which time Mandegar allegedly pulled a gun and demanded the victim's money.
The location of the meeting was not provided, but Norton said the victim reported the incident to personnel at the 4S Ranch Sheriff's Substation.
Detectives from the 4S Ranch and Encinitas stations served a search warrant at Mandegar's residence in the 31000 block of Daniel Way in Temecula Friday, Norton said. He was arrested as he was leaving his residence, according to the sergeant.