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Two suspects accused of an armed robbery and assault arrested

Yuma County Sheriff's Office

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Two suspects were arrested for robbing and assaulting a 20-year-old man during a private firearms sale.

The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said there was a report of an armed robbery on Sunday, May 7 in the evening that happened in the area of West 18th Street and South 44th Avenue.

The victim who is a 20-year-old man was meeting with someone he knew to make a private firearms sale.

The buyer exited a red SUV and displayed a handgun at the victim.

YPD said other men exited the red SUV and a black sedan, displayed handguns, and demanded the victim to hand over everything.

The victim was told to turn around and not turn back and was also struck in the head.

The suspects left the scene in both vehicles.

According to YPD, multiple items including a rifle and handgun were taken and the victim had minor injuries.

One of the suspects, 20-year-old Angel Ochoa, was arrested on Thursday morning and booked on multiple felonies such as armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The other suspect, 19-year-old Aden Arviso was arrested on Thursday afternoon and booked on multiple felonies such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Aden Arviso was one of the suspects in connection to the Yuma mass shooting last month where two victims died and five others were injured.

But Arviso was never formally charged and was released.

The Yuma Police Department hosted a press conference relating to the arrests, click HERE to watch.

The suspects arrested, including Abraham Colin who was arrested in relation to the mass shooting, all know each other, said YPD.

According to YPD, they recovered the stolen guns and are running them through forensics to see if they were also used in the mass shooting.

This case is still under investigation.

If you or anyone have any information about this case, contact the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous. 

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