Paso Robles armed robbery suspects arrested

April 19, 2011

Kyle Joseph Murphy

Paso Robles Police arrested two men on suspicion of several armed robberies that occurred last week in Paso Robles.

Police received a tip that Samuel Campos Salgado, 19, of Shandon, and Edward Joseph Anaya, 19, of Paso Robles and Kyle Joseph Murphy, 18, were responsible for robbing four male teenagers at gunpoint on the 3300 block of Park Street on Friday.

Police discovered that two of the men appear to also be  responsible for the robbery of JNJ Liquor Store at 3355 Spring Street.

On Saturday night, two men with their faces covered either by a ski mask or a scarf demanded money from a liquor store clerk. Before fleeing the shop, one of the robbers pistol whipped the clerk.

Police are trying to determine if the suspects are also responsible for the armed robberies of Domino’s Pizza on April 3 and DK’s Donuts on April 4. Before leaving DK’s Donuts with an unknown amount of cash, the robber pistol whipped the cashier.

“It is premature to say that they are responsible for the other robberies, but it is suspicious,” said Paso Robles Police Department Lt. Ty Lewis

Police arrested Salgado and Anaya earlier today. They are looking for Murphy who is considered armed and dangerous.

He is a transient suspected of being in either Paso Robles or Atascadero.

Anyone with information on the robberies or Murphy’s location is asked to call Paso Robles police at 237-6464 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP.

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Samuel Campos worked with his Father as my gardener for several years. He seemed like a nice, respectful kid. I’m thinking that he got caught up in the gang peer pressure to have participated in such crimes. It is sad that he chose this path. Maybe prison will help him turn his life around.

Monday undercover law enforcement agents arrested a male subject being employed as a dishwasher for the annual Paso Robles Trail Ride. He is a suspect for the armed robberies that have recently taken place in Paso Robles.

This years ride is taking place on 42,000 acres (plus) George Hearst Estrella Ranch located about 10-miles east of Paso Robles.

Approximately 200 men participate in this annual gathering which is held on a different ranch each year.

Various ranchers, businessmen, law enforcement and local politicians including the mayor of Paso Robles, Duane Picanco either participate or visit during the fete.

The law enforcement agents with the help of retired Paso police chief Dennis Cassidy waited until the men were outside of their camp when they were participating in a gymkanna consisting of racing and other equine events.

He will kill

Congrats to the Paso PD for bring them in. My Esater wish is that I have jury duty the week of their court date. I will have an open mind, of course