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Manhunt ends with arrest of suspect in string of robberies or attempted holdups

Tristan Matthias Roberts
Tristan Matthias Roberts El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbery or attempted robbery at four businesses in El Dorado County.

Tristan Matthias Roberts, 25, was arrested on suspicion of assault on a deputy. He is also suspected in the robbery of Sutter Creek Market on June 27, the robbery of the Cold Springs Country Club on July 4, the attempted robbery of Happy Hour Liquor on July 7 and the attempted robbery of Holiday Market on Monday.

Hours after the attempted robbery at the Holiday Market on Pleasant Valley Road, a deputy tried to speak with Roberts because he matched the description of the robber. A struggle began and Roberts escaped in his vehicle.

On Wednesday, a search for Roberts was conducted in the area around Luneman Road. However, that was not successful in finding Roberts.

Then, on Thursday, a witness reported someone matching Roberts’ description near Luneman and Springvale roads. Deputies responded and took him into custody.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews