Two Atascadero men arrested for armed robbery
June 21, 2013
Atascadero police arrested two men they say robbed a 7-Eleven in Atascadero Thursday morning at gunpoint.
Shortly before 3 a.m., the men entered the store at 8000 El Camino Real armed with a semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash from the register. After receiving an unreported amount of cash and cigarettes, the men fled.
A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff department and Atascadero police joint investigation led to the arrests of Timothy Crook, 18, and Jaleigh Patterson, 20.
Investigators discovered Crook, who they had determined was the primary suspect, on El Camino Real in Atascadero. He was in possession of a previously reported stolen handgun and other stolen property, police said.
After an interview, officers also arrested Jaleigh Patterson.
Officers booked the two men into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of robbery and criminal conspiracy with each man’s bail set at $60,000. Crook was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.