Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 21, 2001
Contact Sergeant Dan Hoxmeier
Phone (909) 320-8007
Fax (909) 320-8043


Armed Robbery

Riverside, Ca-  On Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at approximately 1548 hours, three male suspects entered the "Mowit Down" landscaping business office located at 3180 15th St., Riverside. All three suspects wore masks and were armed with handguns. The suspects held the office staff at gunpoint while they forcibly took cash and several payroll checks from the office. The suspects fled the business on foot and were last seen running through the adjacent neighborhood.

The police officers that initially responded to the robbery were able to develop information that led to the arrest of a male 17-year-old suspect. The officers located and recovered a weapon used in the robbery, a substantial amount of cash and payroll checks taken from the business.

Detective from the Investigation Division responded to conduct additional follow-up, which resulted in the arrest of two other juvenile suspects. This investigation is continuing and anyone with information regarding the robbery is requested to contact case agent Detective Rick Cobb (909) 320 8046.