Two more armed robbery suspects in jail

December 1, 2016
 Isaac Ward Tabarez and Elmer Rosendo Quiterio

Isaac Ward Tabarez and Elmer Rosendo Quiterio


Two men were charged Wednesday with the Nov. 12 armed robbery of the Wayside Liquor & Deli at 703 Creston Road in Paso Robles. In the past six weeks, armed men have robbed seven San Luis Obispo County businesses.

On Nov. 12, two masked men entered the Wayside Liquor & Deli. While pointing a handgun at a clerk, one of the robbers demanded cash as well as a bottle of alcohol. The clerk then handed over cash from the register and one bottle of booze, police said.

The robbers, who were described as 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 10 inches tall, fired at least two rounds into the air and fled the store. Neither of the clerks was harmed during the robbery.

On Wednesday, prosecutors charged Isaac Ward Tabarez, 23, of Atascadero and Elmer Rosendo Quiterio, 22, of Paso Robles with two counts of robbery with special enhancements for use of a firearm during a robbery and gang participation. Both suspects were already in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on unrelated charges when investigators determined they were involved in the robbery.

In the other six recent armed robberies, the suspect was described as being at least 6 foot tall.

Last week, Paso Robles police arrested Ian Mike Robbins, 42, and Victoria Renee Trujillo, 46, for their suspected participation in at least four of the other recent robberies. Robbins is listed on the sheriff’s office website as being 6 foot 3 inches tall. Trujillo allegedly acted as a getaway driver in several of the robberies.


If those are booking photos, they seem rather pleased with their arrest. I hope the judge extends their period of amusement appropriately.


Wow, double-grats to the Paso PD! This is the second “couple” apprehended for suspected robbery. Whatever you are putting in your water, share with the other LEO’s around the central coast, please!

It makes me feel good to know that police work is not all speeding tickets, no front license, too dark a tint, etc. I love hearing when REAL police work is performed! Kudos!


Seems all the articles and pictures here recently have odd names.