Three Granite Bay teenagers are in custody, accused of armed robberies of two south Placer County pizza restaurants over the weekend.
Placer County sheriff’s deputies arrested three male suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred late Sunday night at a Domino’s pizza restaurant on Sierra College Boulevard in Granite Bay. Rocklin police announced Monday afternoon that officers had interviewed the three men and suspect they also are responsible for a Friday night robbery at Round Table Pizza, 4885 Granite Drive, in Rocklin.
Arrested were Lorenzo Rozier, 19, Joe Valdez, 18, and Trystan Eberhardt, 19, all of Granite Bay. All three were booked into Placer County jail with bail set at $1 million each, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Late Sunday night, two masked individuals entered Domino’s Pizza in Granite Bay. One held an employee at gunpoint and demanded money. The employee was forced to the back of the business and onto the ground, the news release said. Taking money and the victim’s phone, the two then fled and met up with a driver.
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Sheriff’s deputies searched the area and found the suspects at Cavitt Junior High School, standing outside their vehicle, the news release said.
On Friday, Rocklin police responded at 11:01 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery at Round Table Pizza. Shortly after the business closed, a man armed with a handgun entered the restaurant, fired a single shot into the ceiling and demanded money from employees, according to a Police Department news release. After taking money from the business, the man fled.
Police said the three also will be booked for offenses linked to the Rocklin robbery.